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Stoddart: Job Challenges Increase with Technology

PRIVACY

November 19, 2010

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says the challenges to her job are becoming increasingly complex as changes occur in the way information is exchanged between businesses and their customers, itWorld reports. Speaking at a Toronto event this week, the commissioner said her office hopes to see the compulsory breach notification bill, C-29, and the anti-spam bill, C-28, realized, as well as a modernization of Canada's Privacy Act. Stoddart said that an investigation into social networking sites has proven that her office "can act quickly, decisively and with a great deal of expert depth." She called for privacy on such sites to be a default rather than an "add-on in a drop-in menu."
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