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Dickson: No Privacy Right for Corporations

PRIVACY LAW

May 31, 2013

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson says he remains concerned about a bill passed this spring by the provincial government that creates a right of privacy for corporations, The StarPhoenix reports. Discussing the Securities Amendment Act 2012, Dickson said, “There’s a very conspicuous error, and the error is the suggestion that corporations have a right of privacy.” He added that privacy is “uniquely the right of an individual.” His office was not consulted about the bill, he said, and he worries corporations may exploit the right. Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gordon Wyant said the bill doesn’t create a new right for corporations but simply recognizes corporations have confidential information.
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