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PERSONAL PRIVACY

January 29, 2010

Never make the mistake of underestimating "the amount of your personal information that's circulating around," Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart tells George Stroumboulopoulos during an appearance on The Hour. Stoddart discusses key privacy issues including social networking, street-level mapping and full-body airport scanners, and while she allays some privacy fears related to the scanners, she shares concerns about other ways personal information can be accessed. Stoddart cautions that all those free memberships and other offers found online probably share personal information without informed consent. If you want to know what personal information is out there, she suggests, "Google yourself twice a day."
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