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Commissioner Launches Air Travel Audit

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—CANADA

December 9, 2010

The Vancouver Sun reports on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's air travel security audit focusing on the government agency in charge of passenger screening. The aim of the review is to determine whether the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is following through on promises made to minimize privacy intrusions of new airport scanners, the report states. "We want to go back and see what's happening a year later--if the commitments made by the government have been followed up," Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said. The audit, which is expected to be published next fall, will also look at the use of other technology, such as airport surveillance cameras.
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