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Bertrand Denies Support of Data-Sharing Bill

PRIVACY LAW

December 13, 2013

New Brunswick Privacy Commissioner Anne Bertrand has said she did not give the government input or support for a proposed government data sharing bill, CBC News reports. Earlier this week, the education minister said Bertrand had supported Bill 23—a bill that would make it easier for government agencies to share personal information. In a letter to Speaker Dale Graham, Bertrand wrote, “With respect, I was surprised to hear the minister’s comments to this effect, as her comments do not accurately reflect the nature of the discussions that took place between our office and department officials on this matter.”
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