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Complaint Filed Against Border Services

PRIVACY LAW

March 22, 2013

The BC Civil Liberties Association has filed a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) regarding the treatment of a migrant worker “who unwittingly started in a television reality show” by the Canada Borders Services Agency, The Canadian Press reports. According to the complaint, the worker signed a consent form without being “given a thorough explanation about the uses to which the footage would be put.” Federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has defended the use of the reality cameras, the report states, approving a contract to allow the agency's "active engagement in, as well as oversight and control of, all film shoots."
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