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NB Commissioner Working with War Amps on Agreement

PRIVACY LAW

July 20, 2012

New Brunswick Privacy Commissioner Anne Bertrand is working with officials from The War Amps of Canada on a data protection agreement, CBC News reports. War Amps gets citizens’ names and addresses annually from the Department of Public Safety for its key tag program but does not seek individuals’ permission to do so, the report states. This contravenes the privacy law that took effect in September 2010. Bertrand said the province didn’t realize there was no “exemption under the act allowing this disclosure of personal information to War Amps of Canada.”
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