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Canada Dashboard Digest | Cavoukian: Consumers hit hardest by lack of privacy protections Related reading: Web con: 'U.K. Data Protection Post-Brexit'


In an op-ed for The Globe and Mail, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Ann Cavoukian explains the limitations of privacy laws and how it affects consumers. Cavoukian writes while laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation cover the private sector, governments are allowed to continue to gather large amounts of data from corporations. The former commissioner states the costs from the fallout of major data breaches are likely to be passed off to the consumers as well, placing citizens in a position where they do not have control of their own information and will have to pay when it is not secured.
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