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OPC Questioning Tax Agency Over Changes

PERSONAL PRIVACY

January 25, 2013

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) says the Canada Revenue Agency did not consult it before its decision to eliminate the requirement of a web-access code to file personal income taxes online, Postmedia News reports. The OPC is seeking information from the agency before deciding “if there’s a need to go further,” said an OPC spokesman, adding, “Lacking details, we have not had an opportunity to examine the changes made from a privacy standpoint…one important question for the agency to answer would be: How is the security of personal information being upheld?”
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