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Entertainment Company Denies Allegations

PRIVACY LAW

May 31, 2013

The Vancouver Sun reports on the response from a Vancouver-based entertainment company to the BC Civil Liberties Association’s allegations of privacy violations. The president of Force Four Entertainment, which makes a reality show for the Canadian Border Services Agency, denied any violations, saying, “With the exception of one convicted sex offender and two convicted drug traffickers, everyone featured in an identifiable manner in Border Security has given their verbal permission at the beginning of filming and their written permission at the end of filming.” The BC Civil Liberties Association filed a complaint with the privacy commissioner about the show in March.
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