Nova Scotia is advising over 100,000 victims that their personal information was taken as a result of a "global cybersecurity issue", Ontario recently informed some 360,000 residents about the breach of their private data, and other provinces are facing similar challenges of incident detection, impact assessment and fraud prevention. In all cases, these are predictably followed by the generally weak recommendation for victims to keep monitoring their credit reports to protect themselves against identityfraud.

Click to read the referenced article: At least 100,000 Nova Scotians affected by cybertheft of government employee files | CBC News

Isn't it high time every other province and territory followed Quebec's exemplary lead and updated consumer protection laws to empower Canadians to place a credit freeze on their Trans Union and Equifax credit file before the next embarrassing data breach and identity theft occurs?

(with thanks to Jerry West for having me on CBC/Radio-Canada to discuss the severity of this high risk problem)