24 Dec Privacy Authority Weighs In on Effect of Data Collection on Next Federal Election
In a recent interview, Dr. Ann Cavoukian of the Privacy By Design Center of Excellence said that Canadian voters should know that there is no control on how their data is used by political parties since PM Justin Trudeau recently declined to bring them under the Privacy Act.
Cavoukian added that Canadians should be wary that Statistics Canada might be able to collect their sensitive financial information quietly next year when the furore on the issue dies down.
The ex-privacy commissioner of Ontario also revealed that she resigned from the Google’s Toronto Smart City project after learning that it was not possible for the collected data to be de-identified and de-anonymized at the source.
Source: Windsor Star