The Privacy Issue that Harper Should Focus on – Credit Info

Since Stephen Harper and David Cameron seem to be on the same wavelength, and the UK thinks it can trash census and turn to isources like credit records for its information needs, the story below on privacy, from Alberta, may be of possible interest.

Report of an Investigation into the Security, Collection and Retention of Personal Information
TJX Companies Inc. /Winners Merchant International L.P.
OFFICE OF THE PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OF CANADA AND OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OF ALBERTA

The report was posted on September 25, 2007. I can’t recall anything the Harper government has said or done since with respect to the introduction of regulations that could guard against further such mishaps. The great thing about blogging is that I’m sure if it has occurred, someone will advise me in the comments section. Blogging: learning in real time.

Credit to the source: This was brought to my attention by another person following the Canadian debacle. Lest you think I only listen to lefty malcontents, this person is a highly respected economist and businessman, who wishes to remain anonymous.

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