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PRIVACY—CANADA

September 28, 2010

Webcams installed in a Calgary daycare years ago offer parents an opportunity to check in on their kids throughout the day and have been a big hit, reports CBC News, but Alberta's Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is taking note. Parents sign up for the service and receive a password, which changes monthly for security reasons, and according to the daycare's director, there's only been one case where a parent didn't want their child recorded. Jill Clayton of the OPC said that the office hasn't received any complaints but that parental consent is key, and there may be "some concerns about having employees on camera all day long and then monitoring that activity."
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