A recent audit found the sensitive information kept in B.C.’s police computer system is much better protected than it was four years ago, but, B.C.’s Auditor General says there are still improvements to be made.
The system, known as PRIME, holds some of the province’s most sensitive information.
“Somebody calling in on a 911 call or any other contact with police, all the way through to the completion of the police investigation and the reports they generate,” says Auditor General Carol Bellringer.
The system also holds victim details and criminal record information.
Bellringer says since the last audit in 2013 holes allowing people from outside to hack the system have been fixed.
We 1st audited PRIME-BC in 2013, but didn't publicize the results because of their sensitive nature. https://t.co/pwCw96835a
— Auditor General BC (@BCAuditorGen) March 28, 2017
“External threats coming in, say from the internet, there’s a protection in place against those.”
But she says there are vulnerabilities that still need to be fixed.
“The only weaknesses we did find are internal to the system and they are working to correct all of those. They do have an action plan in place to do that before the end of the year.”