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Stoddart Calls for Transparency and Meaningfulness

ONLINE PRIVACY

May 6, 2011

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart yesterday released a report detailing the results of a series of public consultations about online privacy held last year, The Vancouver Sun reports. In the report, Stoddart calls on companies to better communicate with customers about their practices. "Transparency and meaningfulness of consent are serious issues and they generated a great deal of discussion on the panels," Stoddart said at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium in Toronto. "It is perhaps easy to get lost in the issue of opt-in versus opt-out, but one issue that needs serious consideration is that of meaningfulness." Stoddart's report also calls for the creation of standards to ensure privacy in the cloud computing environment.
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