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Canada Dashboard Digest | British Columbia privacy commissioner releases guidance on data collection for marijuana purchases Related reading: Perspective: How proper data can reduce algorithmic discrimination

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The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia has released a guidance document titled “Protecting Personal Information: Cannabis Transactions.” The document was created to help both retailers and purchasers understand their rights under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The commissioner recommends retailers to collect as little personal information as possible, hire a privacy officer, and implement proper measures to protect information. For purchasers, the agency advises using cash instead of credit cards, not turning over any unnecessary personal details, and speaking to the retailer’s privacy officer if they are concerned about data collection.
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