09 Jan Bell Canada Seeks to Collect More Personal Information
Bell, Canada’s largest telecoms group, is reportedly planning to collect more personal information from its customers.
Last December, Bell Canada began asking its customers for permission to track everything they do using their home and mobile phones, internet, television, apps and all other services they get through Bell or its affiliates. In exchange, the company promised to provide more “tailored” offers similar to what Google does.
An expert from the University of Ottawa said that while Bell did a good job of explaining its data collection process, customers may be giving away commercially valuable personal information for almost no compensation, but with increased risks to their privacy and security.
Source: Richmond News