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Commissioner Investigating Police Campaign


April 6, 2012

Alberta Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton is investigating a "controversial campaign the Edmonton Police Service has been running to track down Edmontonians with outstanding warrants," CTV reports. In the wake of an incident where a 16-year-old girl was identified on a public website without permission from a judge, the report notes that while Clayton "cannot focus on why the photos were disclosed because she does not have jurisdiction to look at disclosure of information under the Youth Criminal Justice Act," she will "investigate Project 'OWE' to ensure it is compliant with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act."
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