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Cavoukian Orders LBCO To Stop Collecting PI

PRIVACY

March 8, 2013

Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has ordered the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to stop collecting personal information from wine club customers following a complaint from one such club, The Globe and Mail reports. The club had complained that the LCBO “required it to provide the names, addresses, phone numbers and selections of everyone taking part in its bulk orders,” while the LCBO said it needed the information for reasons including product recalls and the illegal resale of alcohol. “The LCBO has not provided my office with much more than anecdotal or hypothetical evidence to support its position,” Cavoukian said of her decision.
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