CBC News reports on Bill C-23, citing comments from University of Victoria Prof. Colin Bennett suggesting the 242-page election reform bill “doesn't have any measures to fill gaping holes in privacy protection that experts have been warning about for years.” Bennett said the bill not only lacks protection for private information held by political parties, but it could also “make the situation worse,” the report states. Despite joining with the privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer in raising those concerns two years ago, Bennett said, “basically nothing's happened. And then this bill comes along, and still nothing's happened." Editor’s Note: Author and University of Victoria Prof. Colin Bennett will offer one of the keynotes at the upcoming IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium.
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