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Prof. Offers Privacy-Compliant Camera Reward

SURVEILLANCE—CANADA

January 28, 2013

A professor is offering $100 to any person who can provide an example of a surveillance camera operated by a business that is compliant with Canadian privacy law, Metro News reports. University of Toronto Information Policy Research Program Prof. Andrew Clement said, “We thought this is something that calls for more attention, so we wanted to document the problem without having to do all the documentation ourselves.” Privacy laws differ between provinces and the public and private sectors, the report states, but guidelines have been provided by Canada’s federal privacy commissioner. Signs informing individuals they are being recorded, the purpose of the surveillance and who to contact should all be provided, according to the report.
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