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Bill 25 Moving Forward Despite Concerns

PRIVACY LAW

May 10, 2013

Despite reports of privacy concerns from Alberta Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton earlier this week, Human Services Minister Dave Hancock has said he hopes to pass proposed child protection legislation in the current legislature, The Globe and Mail reports. Earlier this week, Clayton said, “I support the principle of promoting the ‘well-being, safety, security, education and health of children,’ and I recognize that information sharing is vital to providing the programs and services that will benefit children. But I am very concerned about the privacy implications.” In moving forward with Bill 25, Hancock said, “We’ll have to have a respectful disagreement on some of these points.”
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