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Privacy Commissioner: Ottawa Government's Data Exchanges Threaten Canadians' Privacy

Canadians' right to privacy is threatened by Ottawa's practice of exchanging citizens' personal information with law enforcement and security agencies in other countries, the Privacy Commissioner says. The government has claimed that this transborder flow of information will improve transportation safety and enhance our national security, Jennifer Stoddart said in her annual report presented to Parliament yesterday. "We are particularly concerned about the number of travel-related security programs that have been put in place," she said.

Ottawa blasted over privacy, Star (Canada), October 18, 2007.