B.C. government sloppy with info on mobile devices, watchdogs say

Sensitive personal information stored on B.C. government smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is at risk of falling into the wrong hands due to slack security and privacy measures, a pair of independent watchdogs warned Tuesday.

Auditor general Carol Bellringer and acting information and privacy commissioner Drew McArthur released companion reports that found government safeguards for mobile devices have failed to keep pace with rapid advances in technology.

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