After reading this article I was surprised that Canada was having such a big problem with disappearing data. The internet can be a great tool for storing information and everyday usage but it is definitely not perfect. Having these problems occur negatively affects us individual Canadians, our identity and our reputation. It is scary to think that you could completely disappear from Canada's records. They would have no records of you ever being alive or existing. Now it is evening happening with Melville, now known as a statistical ghost town. Our identity and information can be taken away from us and changed without our acknowledgment. I think this issue will continue to impact us as technology grows and years go on. although our technology will improve there will still always be glitches and problems within the systems.