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Gov’t Employee Loses PII Bid in Court

PERSONAL PRIVACY

April 27, 2012

A federal tax auditor has lost her latest bid to keep her address and phone number away from a public union, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The government employee has been attempting to keep her information out of union hands since 1992, the report states, but the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the case, saying privacy protections have become better over the years. Justice John Evans said, “I would note that her complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner about the abuse of her personal information occurred 20 years ago, when privacy rights were less well protected than they are today.”
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