Canada Dashboard Digest

Stoddart Pleased with Sites’ Progress on Compliance

ONLINE PRIVACY—CANADA

November 2, 2012

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says she’s pleased with the progress made by organizations flagged as raising privacy concerns, ITBusiness.ca reports. In September, Stoddart said some leading Canadian websites were inappropriately sharing users’ personal information with third parties. After investigating 25 shopping, travel and media sites, Stoddart wrote to 11 of them asking for changes in order to comply with Canadian privacy law. A Stoddart spokesperson said she’s “pleased that they appear to be taking this issue very seriously,” and the office is now analyzing their responses for continued discussions.
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