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Discretion May Be the Key to Privacy Protection

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 30, 2010

If you want to protect your privacy online--or anywhere else--be discreet about what you say, do and post. That's the message Les MacPherson shares in a feature he wrote for The StarPhoenix on government regulation and privacy. Referencing Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart's warning that social networking site Facebook is leaving its 400 million users vulnerable to privacy breaches, MacPherson suggests individuals need to protect their own privacy. "Why should anyone expect a level of government protection online that is unavailable to the garden-variety blabbermouth?" he asks, suggesting that "the Internet is absolutely the last place to put anything we don't want the whole world to know about."
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