On January 26, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("PCPD") reported that it received a record number of complaints in 2015. Although the number of enforcement actions dropped in 2015 compared to 2014, several more cases were referred to the police for criminal investigation and prosecution. In the report, the PCPD Commissioner urged "all businesses and organizations to ensure the proper handling and disposal of personal data collected, and to take all practical steps to safeguard personal data from unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure, loss or use."

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