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In the last week, there have been reports of two high profile incidents involving people’s personal information becoming available online. Incidents of this nature highlight the importance of managing and protecting the security of personal information, particularly in the online environment.
The 36th International conference of data protection and privacy Commissioners is currently underway in Mauritius. Running from 13 to 16 October, this annual conference hosts speakers from privacy and data protection authorities around the world. The theme for the 2014 conference is ‘A World Order for Data Protection’.