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Eyes on Saskatchewan

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 12, 2010

Up-close and personal views of several Saskatchewan communities are just a click away via the Internet, but such easy visual access is causing privacy concerns, the Global Saskatoon reports. Google's Street View mapping service now features Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Prince Albert among the many towns and cities where people can visit neighborhoods, businesses or favorite destinations online. Saskatchewan Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson says steps have been taken to protect privacy. "The obvious things would be if a woman is coming out of a centre for abused spouses or a woman's shelter. She could be recognized," he says, giving an example of one area of concern.
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