Privacy advocates say Ottawa regulations backward

An article by Carly Weeks , CanWest News Service discusses current privacy legislation surrounding disclosure of security breaches.

The federal government says banks, retailers and other businesses should decide whether to tell Canadians they've suffered a security breach, a decision some privacy advocates say is "backwards" and may keep Canadians in the dark when their personal information has been lost or stolen.

"I think we have a real problem here," said John Lawford, counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. "They got it backwards."