Canada Dashboard Digest

OPC Can’t Endorse “Specific Recommendations”

PRIVACY LAW

October 19, 2012

In a letter to the head of the French data protection authority—the CNIL—Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart commends that agency for its leadership in reviewing, on behalf of Europe’s Article 29 Working Party (WP29), Google’s recently revised privacy policy, and clarifies that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner cannot endorse the “specific recommendations” of the WP29 but shares certain concerns and echoes the CNIL’s encouragement for the company to “consult with data protection authorities before it implements any new initiatives or expands any current practices that may impact on the privacy rights of users.”
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