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Bernier: Expect a Challenging Year

PRIVACY

February 7, 2014

Appointed as Interim Privacy Commissioner just more than two months ago, Chantal Bernier is hardly new to the job. She served as Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada for five years under Jennifer Stoddart and she now looks forward to the most significant privacy issues facing Canadians in 2014 and beyond. In this exclusive for Privacy Perspectives, Bernier outlines what she sees as most likely to come across her desk in the coming year, including the conundrum of wearable computing, how drones will be appropriately deployed and regulated, biometric databases and the emerging field of predictive analytics. “The technological revolution,” she writes, “holds the promise of new opportunities but also brings new risks.”
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