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‘Crisis of trust’ over outdated privacy law threatens democracy and trade: Privacy Commissioner
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‘Crisis of trust’ over outdated privacy law threatens democracy and trade: Privacy Commissioner 

Facebook’s use of Canadians personal data broke federal privacy law but Statistics Canada’s secret deal with TransUnion for access to personal banking information of 500,000 customers did not, according to Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien, who noted the stats bureau’s conduct raised “significant concerns”.

Therrien’s 2019 annual report concludes outdated rules permitted StatCan’s surreptitious data-sharing deal – since halted according to Therrien – Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, and for Equifax’s massive data breach to go unpunished; all of which have compromised the privacy of millions of Canadians.

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