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Info-Sharing Plans Anticipated Privacy Concerns

PRIVACY LAW

February 11, 2011

The Toronto Star reports on negotiations between the U.S. and Canada that would create a single security ring around the perimeter of both countries and would allow for greater information sharing about Canadians with the U.S. According to a document prepared during negotiations last fall, officials anticipated that Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and the Council of Canadians would challenge the plan. The document therefore noted as a strategy that officials maintain an ongoing engagement with Stoddart and that the government stress that it values and respects the countries' "separate constitutional and legal frameworks that protect privacy, civil liberties and human rights."
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