02 Feb Privacy Expert: Data Deletion a Key Measure Against Breaches
Speaking at a privacy conference last Wednesday in Toronto, Auditor General of Canada’s privacy coordinator said that the deletion of data is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to avoid a data breach.
Also the access to information officer at the AG, Cameron Fraser urged organizations to only keep data that it needs. He said that a data retention and destruction policy reduces the risk of inadvertent misplacement of data in the future.
Fraser reiterated that even though there are a lot of technology to help CISOs and privacy officers mitigate data privacy breaches, often the best policy is still to just delete otherwise useless data.
Source: IT World Canada