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Protecting personal information online – do young people get it?

Our Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart is worried that maybe they don’t. After conducting an investigation into Facebook’s privacy policies, we’re now turning our attention to youth as the school year gets underway. Because while they may be savvy about using social media, many of them still may not know how to create a secure online identity.

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Latest news in the Accusearch file

As followers of Canadian federal privacy law might know, there was a complaint to the Office in June 2004 related to the operations of a US company called Accusearch, which promised to find confidential telephone records on anyone, for a fee. A detailed explanation of the case can be found in our Legal Corner, but the conclusion was a ruling from the Federal Court of Canada that web sites that are accessible from Canada may fall under the OPC’s jurisdiction for investigation.

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