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Canada Dashboard Digest | Sharing of Licence-Plate Data Sparks Probe Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, May 19, 2017

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British Columbia’s privacy commissioner is investigating a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) practice of sharing licence-plate data collected at the U.S.-Canadian border with insurance companies, reports CTV News. Licence plates of all cars crossing the border are scanned, and records show that CBP has been sharing this data with the National Insurance Crime Bureau—an industry nonprofit made up of most U.S. insurance agencies—since 2005. CBP says it is acting within the law and the data is only given on a need-to-know basis, but civil liberties groups are voicing concerns, noting this is “one example of data flowing to people you might not have expected.”
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