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Simons, NDP Resolve Access Debate

SOCIAL NETWORKING

March 11, 2011

A standoff between possible NDP leadership candidate Nicholas Simons and the NDP over whether the party has a right to his social networking passwords has come to an end. After a debate that drew the attention of BC Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, Simons revealed that all his online networks are open and always have been, reports The Globe and Mail. Simons said he withheld this information because, "It's going to be an interesting public debate in terms of future requests." The NDP holds that its request is reasonable, but Commissioner Denham, speaking from the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, said though she's happy to see a resolution, she will continue to investigate, adding, "I wouldn't want this to be setting a precedent."
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