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OPC Bringing Airport Authority Case to Court

SURVEILLANCE—CANADA

June 22, 2011

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is calling for a court decision after a Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) employee used surveillance equipment to track her ex-husband through the airport, the Toronto Star reports. Stoddart detailed the unresolved complaint in her report to parliament, noting the GTAA did not respond to a request for information in the 30 days required and "held more personal information about the complainant than it had provided in its belated response to the complainant's access request." Stoddart is asking the court to find the GTAA "failed to meet its obligations under PIPEDA," require implementation of the commissioner's recommendations and award damages to the complainant.
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