Privacy Experts Says StatsCan Data Collection Likely to Affect Trade

Privacy Experts Says StatsCan Data Collection Likely to Affect Trade

Canadian Chamber of Commerce privacy expert Scott Smith said this week that the collection of personal data by Statistics Canada is very invasive and could negatively affect trade and business.

Smith said that the public is mostly concerned that their banking data, which is second only to health data in terms of sensitivity, is being collected. It also seems that public sector is getting a “free pass” to what the private sector is not allowed to do, which is to collect such data.

Smith also raised the issue of adequacy, which means that privacy laws in Canada has to be similar to those in Europe where a lot of Canadians companies do business.    

Source: Global News

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