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Opinion: Canadians Must Protect Their Own Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 16, 2011

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has released guidelines for online behavioural advertising in an effort to protect Canadians' privacy. But an editorial in the Toronto Star questions whether that is even possible anymore. Even the regulator's request that companies be transparent about their tracking practices can't truly protect Canadian's from data miners--only individuals can protect themselves, the article states. Brian Jackson writes for IT Business that despite its best efforts to protect Canadians, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner doesn't have enough power, and until it does, Canadians themselves should demand more action when their privacy is violated.
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