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OPC Provides Feedback on Border Agreement

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA & U.S.

June 1, 2012

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has reviewed and provided feedback on the border agreement between Canada and the U.S., Embassy reports. The privacy statement is expected to be released soon, but details about the OPC's feedback will not be revealed until after the government releases the statement, the report states. Canadian Civil Liberties Association National Security Program Director Sukanya Pillay said the statement's privacy principles "must be made public," adding, "the issues are so crucial to our legal obligations in both countries, and particularly in Canada, to ensuring that any information collection-sharing, use, dissemination and storage complies with our charter." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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