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$500K for Privacy Research, Awareness

PRIVACY—CANADA

June 7, 2010

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has announced the 2010-11 Contributions Program recipients. Thirteen organizations across Canada will receive a combined $500,000 for research and projects to advance privacy awareness and rights. The projects focus on four key priority areas: targeted online advertising, data sharing through national border security programs, video surveillance and online health records. Among this year's recipients are the University of Victoria, which will receive $46,250 to explore tools and licensing programs for online health records, and the University of Toronto, which plans to create a privacy-protective "mobile wallet." Other recipients include Ryerson University, Option Consommateurs and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.
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