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Canada Dashboard Digest | Clayton asks Alberta government to protect citizens' data from political parties Related reading: Tracking the politics of US privacy legislation

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Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has asked the provincial government to consider alterations to its Personal Information Protection Act to safeguard citizens’ data from political parties, the Edmonton Journal reports. Clayton said even the most basic requirements for political parties’ use of data would be a step in the right direction. Service Alberta Spokesperson Annalise Klingbeil said in an email the government has looked at Clayton’s request. “You would have a right to go to a private sector company and say, ‘What do you have about me, and where did you get it and stop using it and stop disclosing it or, more importantly, safeguard it, and tell me if there is a breach.’ But none of that applies (with political parties),” Clayton said in an interview with Postmedia.
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