After Ontario announced citizens can carry auto insurance information on their phones, privacy advocates said drivers should be careful when handing over their devices to police officers, CBC News reports. "Handing your unlocked phone to a police officer raises a number of issues," Former Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said. "Your phone is not just a phone these days. It contains a massive amount of personal information that you may not want to share with others." Canadian Civil Liberties Association Privacy, Technology and Surveillance Project Director Brenda McPhail offers similar sentiments, adding the practice should remain optional.
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