Privacy advocates have expressed their concerns over requests from the National Bank of Canada to provide account information from other banks in order to open an online account, CBC News reports. "I've never heard of such a thing. It's unprecedented and completely privacy invasive that they would ask for your [password], which only you should have,” said former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Ann Cavoukian. Privacy and Access Council of Canada President Sharon Polsky said the request is "startling." National Bank Senior Manager of Everyday Banking Solutions Mariana Elizalde said the bank does not hold onto any account information it requests from users.
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