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Commons Committee Seeks Privacy Answers

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 7, 2012

A Twitter representative told the Commons Committee on Ethics and Privacy that it doesn’t sell private user data or share that information with police without a court order, reports Postmedia News. The representative said the company doesn’t have much information on users because little is needed to use the service. The committee also heard from Acxiom Global Privacy Executive Jennifer Barrett-Glascow, CIPP/US, who said the company has no plans to expand collection in Canada. The committee has been investigating privacy concerns about social media and whether legislative changes are in keeping with the digital world, the report states.
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