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Make privacy education a greater priority in curricula, privacy guardians urge

November 8, 2017 – Younger generations need help to develop skills that will allow them to navigate the ever complex digital environment safely and responsibly, say Canada’s privacy guardians.

In an open letter to the Council of Ministers of Education, the heads of all federal, provincial and territorial privacy protection authorities are calling for privacy education to become a greater priority by including it as a clear and concrete component in digital literacy curricula across the country.

This week is Media Literacy Week, which highlights the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills.

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For more information:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Provincial and territorial privacy authorities

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