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Bill 201 Exasperates MLA

PRIVACY LAW

June 15, 2012

Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman is incensed by a bill intended to prevent copper thefts because of its data collection requirements, the Edmonton Journal reports. “It’s about collecting information from every single person that goes in there…and I really have a problem with government that continues to collect information and allows others to collect information on our citizens in that way,” Blakeman said, adding that Bill 201 could have a burdensome effect on businesses that would be required to safeguard the data collected under the requirements of the Personal Information Protection Act. Alberta’s privacy commissioner is expected to evaluate the bill this summer, according to the report.
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