Statistics Canada has been tone-deaf in its push for the financial data of Canadians from banks, but that data is essential to forming good public policy.
A cashless society depends on three things, all of which have failed in recent weeks as a result of natural disasters and security breaches.
There are technical reasons companies can be slow to update software, but as seen in the Equifax hack, a key problem is management.
The modern world depends on critical systems, networks and data repositories that are not as secure as they should be. Breaches will continue until society as a whole makes some big changes.