Canada Dashboard Digest

Everyday Privacy Breaches

PERSONAL PRIVACY

September 14, 2012

In a column for The Globe and Mail, Tony Wilson writes about how a local car repair shop breaches the personal privacy of its customers with a convenient service. In the waiting room, a 52-inch screen lists appointment times with customers’ full names, car models and license plate numbers. Wilson said the service potentially would allow a stalker to locate an individual, adding, “The inadvertent display of a customer’s personal information can be caught by laws regulating its collection and use by businesses in Canada.” Editor’s Note: Read more about the potential for inadvertent privacy breaches in the recent Inside 1to1: PRIVACY article,The Masses As Data Controllers: What They Don’t Know Could Hurt You.”
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