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Canada, U.S. Release Border Deal Privacy Charter

TRAVELER’S PRIVACY

June 29, 2012

Canadian and U.S. officials on Thursday jointly released a 12-point statement of privacy principles to help flesh out the border deal both nations agreed upon last year, The Globe and Mail reports. The principles cover issues such as data sharing and quality, information security, effective oversight and redress for aggrieved citizens. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano both applauded the privacy principles. The federal privacy commissioner’s office said it will “take some time to read these in order to see how any suggestions we provided may have been reflected.”
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