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Officials Say Privacy Must Be Paramount

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA & U.S.

August 30, 2011

Amid the release of reports by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in the wake of a declaration between Canada and U.S. leaders on integrating security, the National Post reports on calls for better privacy protections for Canadian citizens. Baird has said, "If we want to ensure cross-border law enforcement activities and other programs, they have to respect the legal and the privacy rights of Canadians. That is incredibly important." Meanwhile, Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is calling for the highest level of privacy protection to cross-border law enforcement, the report states.    
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