Existing laws, policies and practices are insufficient to meet the twin challenges of protecting individual privacy and providing public access to information in the digital age. “Bold leadership” is needed...
Sometimes, technology creates new ways to exploit information faster than the law and business can keep up. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is trying to make sure that doesn't happen in the case of behavioural advertising. Last year, the Privacy Commissioner conducted consultations on the new ways that organizations are collecting and using customers' personal information, and prepared its Report on the 2010 Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's Consultations on Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting, and Cloud Computing.
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