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Public Consultations to Begin

ONLINE PRIVACY—CANADA

April 22, 2010

Canada's federal privacy commissioner will soon embark on a series of public consultations about Canadians' use of social media, online gaming and cloud computing tools, reports SC Magazine. A spokesperson for the OPC said the sessions may influence changes to privacy legislation. "Although we feel that the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act is working relatively well, what we learn may shape the input we make to the next parliamentary review [in 2011]," said Anne-Marie Hayden. In Toronto and Montreal, the consultations will explore online tracking, profiling and targeting. The OPC will host a consultation about cloud computing in Calgary in June.

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