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Stoddart Discusses Social Network, Privacy Challenges

PRIVACY

December 3, 2010

In a Q and A with SC Magazine Canada, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart discusses her annual report and such key privacy issues as improved Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) dealings with Facebook, anti-spam legislation, use of new technologies and "much needed rejuvenation" of the Privacy Act. Separately, Facebook Canada Managing Director Jordan Banks has suggested that while consumers expect to receive targeted online marketing, "Everything we do, we look through the lens of privacy" and praised the OPC for "great insights" into privacy and the Web. "Facebook now has good legal representation here in Canada, which facilitates our dialogue," Stoddart said in the interview.
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