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Election Chief To Provide Voter Database Recommendations

PRIVACY LAW

September 21, 2012

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand is analyzing voter identification databases to assess whether regulations are necessary to control the information, The Globe and Mail reports. Mayrand has said he will provide recommendations to Parliament by the end of March on potential improvements to voter data protection and use. “Generally, the data collected by parties is not subject to privacy legislation, so that’s an issue that may need to be explored,” he said, adding, “little is known about how this information is gathered, how long it’s retained, what happens when there’s a breach…what level of security does exist around access to this information…”
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