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Privacy Commissioner of Canada to report on final outcome of Facebook investigation

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) will hold a news conference to discuss the outcomes of its discussions and negotiations with Facebook, the social networking site. In mid-July, the OPC presented Facebook with its investigation report and gave the company 30 days to respond. The OPC has reviewed the company’s response and, on August 27, will make public the outcomes of these discussions.

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Location: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Who: Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Elizabeth Denham, Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada

The National Press Theatre is only accessible to journalists accredited through the Parliamentary Press Gallery. For more information on accreditation, contact Collin Lafrance at

Out-of-town journalists can also dial in to the news conference. For more information on attending via conference call, please contact Valerie Lawton at


Following the OPC’s news conference, officials from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) will be available for comment. For more information, contact

Facebook will be holding a conference call for media following the Commissioner’s press conference.  For details of the Facebook call, please email

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For more information contact:

Anne-Marie Hayden
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel: (613) 995-0103

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