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Privacy Commissioner’s Office to announce winners of inaugural national youth privacy video competition

Ottawa – The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will announce on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 the winners of the first annual My Privacy & Me national video competition. The competition encouraged youth aged 12 to 18 to produce video public service announcements that explore the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.

The winners will be announced by Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner, during an event hosted by Encounters with Canada, a national youth forum that brings together teens from across Canada for week-long adventures in learning and discovery. Together, participants in the forum will review seven finalist videos and select three winners.

The seven finalist videos can be viewed or downloaded at the youth Web site of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (www.youthprivacy.ca) or its YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/privacycomm).

WHERE: Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre
1805 Gaspé Ave, Ottawa ON, K1K 0A4
WHEN: 09:00-11:30, February 10, 2009

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Media contact:

Heather Ormerod
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel: (613) 995-1048
Email: hormerod@priv.gc.ca

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