Stoddart Speaks About Bill C-10
PRIVACY LAWFebruary 13, 2012
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Thursday to share her comments on the Safe Streets and Communities Act, Bill C-10. In her opening statement, Stoddart noted that "fear of public exposure can lead to a chill factor that may persuade victims not to report and witnesses to remain silent." Stoddart went on to raise concerns "that if clause 185 were to pass as is, Canadians as young as 12 could be identified and potentially stigmatized for life by the public." In conclusion, "I would urge Parliamentarians to consider Bill C-10 carefully in light of the potential privacy implications," she said.