by Glenn Weir
Quick question: Who holds the most data about you?
Applefacebookgoogle has a great deal of it, but chances are it doesn’t have the goods about every single area of your life, from employment and income and taxes to what prescription drugs you take and what charitable donations you’ve made in the past five years. For data to that depth, you’d have to look to the Government.
The Government hasn’t traditionally been seen as a thought leader when it comes to data security. However, this has been changing of late. The Government of Canada sees that it has a huge role to play in pushing digital literacy, establishing best practices around data management, and generally leading by example by dedicating itself to the prevention of cybercrime.