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Is it Time for Stronger Privacy Enforcement Powers?

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 30, 2010

"Is it enough that our privacy commissioner issues public notices? Or are fines and further enforcement powers necessary to protect the privacy of Canadians both online and off?" That is the question posed by Robert Ballantyne in a CBC report asking readers to weigh in with their privacy concerns. Online privacy affects everyone, Ballantyne suggests, questioning whether Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart should have increased enforcement powers similar to her EU counterparts. "Whether you like to share every minute detail of your life with both friends and strangers, or happen to live in that elusive log cabin in the wilderness," Ballantyne writes, "online privacy continues to be an issue for everyone interested in personal privacy."
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