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Denham: Privacy Remains a Social Norm

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 18, 2011

Speaking before a standing-room-only crowd at the Privacy and Security Conference on Thursday, BC Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said despite the networked nature of our online world, privacy and data security remain key concerns for Internet users. "If privacy were indeed on the ropes as a social norm, we wouldn't see more countries adopting privacy laws, including serious proposals for such laws in both houses of congress in the U.S.," she said. The Victoria Times Colonist reports that Denham spoke of recent privacy investigations and the attention they have drawn from the mainstream media. Much work remains, she said, noting, "To get better services from companies or governments, we may have to give up some of our privacy, but how much is too much? That's the tricky public-policy question."
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