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Opinion: Gov't Data Collection Should Be Minimal


May 18, 2012

In the last of a three-part series for Reuters on the benefits and risks of sharing personal information, Rotman School of Management Prof. Don Tapscott discusses how the vast amount of data moving online can become an attractive tool for governments and corporations, noting it's difficult to restrict the information they're able to access. "But we still need to resist attempts of governments to collect unnecessary information. We still need to fight for the basic privacy principle of 'data minimization,'" Tapscott writes, adding, when sharing data, it's important to remember that "with openness can come vulnerabilities."
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