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Councillors' Request May Violate Privacy

PRIVACY LAW

June 11, 2010

Efforts by three Toronto councillors to gain greater access to the city's Integrated Business Management System could breach privacy law, the Toronto Star reports. The system includes private information about residents and businesses, the report states, and privacy advocates argue such access would infringe on people's rights to confidentiality and would also appear to breach existing privacy law. A hearing on the councillors' request is scheduled for Oct. 14. Staff from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) will be in attendance at the hearing, the report states, seeking to have the case transferred to that office for a ruling.
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