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Stoddart: Canadians Care About Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY

April 6, 2012

In a Postmedia News report, Misty Harris writes about the scarcity of privacy in the digital sphere, suggesting, "it's less a question of whether we're being tracked but rather how and by whom." Harris highlights the move toward electronic passports and "a growing number of national headlines...giving Canadians pause about their privacy." In her response to the report, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart encourages "Canadians to make informed choices about their privacy when they go online and to speak up when they see something they don't like," adding, "I am heartened that, while concepts of privacy are evolving, it's also clear that Canadians continue to value their privacy."
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