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Privacy Commissioner Sides with Two Consumers

PERSONAL PRIVACY

March 1, 2013

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has sided with two consumers who both filed privacy complaints that involved their personal information being shared without their consent, QMI reports. One complaint was filed against an Ontario camp that obtained personal information about one of their applicants from a previous camp the child had attended, resulting in the child’s application being rejected. The other complaint was filed against a telecom company that did not follow its own “customer validation process” when one of its customer’s relatives was able to change a phone contract on a mall kiosk resulting in unauthorized charges.
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