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Daily Dashboard | Analysis of Gov’t Antiterrorism Act; OPC Concerned Related reading: Martin Abrams: A look back at a career in information privacy and consumer policy




On January 30, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act 2015. Shortly afterwards, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) “sounded a privacy alarm,” writes Timothy Banks, CIPP/C, in this Privacy Tracker post. Banks analyzes the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act, the bulk of part one of the multipart legislation, which aims “to encourage and facilitate the sharing of information among Government of Canada institutions in order to protect Canada against activities that undermine the security of Canada.” Critics, including the OPC, are worried the “test for sharing may be so low as to tip the balance towards unrestrained sharing that will encourage over-collection.” (IAPP member login required.)
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