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Commissioner: Record Number of Complaints in 2011

PRIVACY—CANADA

June 5, 2012

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian says a record number of complaints and freedom of information requests were made to her office last year. Releasing her annual report on Monday, the commissioner said 277 privacy complaints in 2011 set a new record, ITBusiness.ca reports. Calling the theme of the report "ever vigilant," the commissioner called for privacy activists to keep an eye out for legislation--or lack thereof--that could impact privacy. She also criticized Bill C-30 for the access it would give police to track data without a warrant. "This so-called 'lawful access' legislation represented one of the most invasive threats to or privacy and freedom that I have ever encountered in my 25 years," she said.
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