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BC Commissioner To Review Provincial ID Cards

PERSONAL PRIVACY

January 11, 2013

Plans by the government of British Columbia (BC) to introduce new provincial identification cards is drawing concern from privacy advocates and precipitating a review by BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, The Globe and Mail reports. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid has said the card will be required for residents to receive medical services. Denham said, “It is critical that in developing this program that the sensitive personal information of British Columbians is protected.” BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association Executive Director Vincent Gogolek has said the government does not have the best track record when creating high-tech programs, the report states.
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