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Balancing Security with Privacy Has Its Complications

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY

December 3, 2010

MACLEANS reports on the continuing debate about how to balance privacy with increased security measures at airports. Experts argue that neither the U.S. nor Canada has yet struck the right balance, the report states, because of the massive amount of data collected on travellers via body scanners, travel history checks and arrest records. Canada's ability to balance security and privacy is hampered, also, by information agreements with the U.S. and the fact that the federal privacy commissioner remains "a player on the peripheries of the national security debate in Canada," states a Canadian security expert's report.
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