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OPC: Websites Cleaning Up Their Acts

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 8, 2013

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has said popular Canadian websites that were found to be leaking user data last year are beginning to improve their practices, Financial Post reports. Valerie Lawton, an OPC representative said, “With certain companies, the matter is entirely resolved…Through verification with them, we found that the information shared was not personal (or) the company has addressed the issue.” Lawton added, “With others, we have been engaged in specific discussions to address any remaining issues.” According to the report, the OPC is developing best practice guidance for how websites can seek informed consent from users for data sharing and how best to process and disclose such data to third parties.
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