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Concerns Persist Over Missing Persons Act

PERSONAL PRIVACY

September 14, 2012

Critics believe privacy concerns have not been adequately addressed in Alberta’s new Missing Persons Act, the Calgary Herald reports. The new act, which was proclaimed last week, gives police tools to assist in searches but has some concerned it could breach the privacy of those who choose to “disappear without a trace.” Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman said the law allows police to collect too much personal information. "I understand why the government did it. They did it for all the right reasons. But this is not the solution," Blakeman said.
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