OPC: Border Agreement Threatens Canadians' Privacy
TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—CANADA & U.S.July 2, 2012
Canadian Assistant Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier has said that the 12-point Canada-U.S. privacy charter contains some fundamental building blocks for privacy but falls short of the federal privacy commissioner's standards, The Globe and Mail reports. One main concern, according to Bernier, is that the principles are nonbinding. "We were hoping for greater control for Canada on the personal information it holds," she said. The border security agreement was struck last year between the Obama and Harper administrations.