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Stoddart Offers Conditions for Perimeter Agreement

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY

September 9, 2011

In The Huffington Post Canada, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart discusses the emerging Canada-U.S. perimeter agreement and the need to incorporate a respect for privacy. "As the pursuit of greater security continues, it doesn't have to come at privacy's expense," Stoddart writes, noting that she takes comfort in a recent comment by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird that a respect for "the legal and privacy rights of Canadians" is essential to the process. "Given my role, I want to see those words ring true," says Stoddart, going on to offer three "essential conditions that any future agreement should meet in order to truly and properly 'promote' and 'respect' our privacy rights."     
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