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Commissioner Launches Public Consultation on Cloud Computing

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 12, 2010

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart announced Thursday that she is seeking public input through a consultation process on privacy issues related to cloud computing. "Businesses and individual Canadians are increasingly likely to make use of cloud computing technologies," Stoddart says. "And yet, they are often unaware that their activities could be affecting their own privacy. Our goal is to learn more about these issues, so that Canadians, in turn, can also become better informed." Written submissions will be accepted until April 15 and a formal discussion panel will be held in Calgary in June. This is the second public consultation aimed at exploring the privacy implications of technological trends, following last month's announcement of consultations focused on the online tracking, profiling and targeting of consumers.
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