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Once you put your personal information out there, you can’t take it back [video]

March 2015


Once you put your personal information out there, you can’t take it back. Watch as our video shows that it’s almost impossible to take back anything that you put online – much like getting the toothpaste back into the tube.

 

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s logo is in the screen’s top, left corner. The video title is beside it: “Information: Once it’s out there…”

An exchange of four text messages appears as they would appear on a cellphone. The messages are gibberish.

A plastic toy of a man with glasses appears. He has a cellphone in his left hand. He is smiling.

A white tube of toothpaste is on the ground. It has a letter “i” as a label. The “I” represents information.

The man approaches the tube, looks at it, and the cap comes off the tube.

The man stands on the tube. Blue toothpaste squirts out.

A screen of text says: “Information.”

More toothpaste come out of the tube.

A screen of text says: “Once it’s out there…”

The man tries to put the toothpaste back in the tube. He gets it on his hands. It creates a mess.

A screen of text says: “… you can’t take it back.”

A blob of toothpaste falls from the sky onto the man’s head, covering his body.

A screen of text says: “priv.gc.ca” with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Twitter address, @privacyprivee.

 

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