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Canada Dashboard Digest | Competition Bureau investigates political parties' use of personal data Related reading: Microsoft unveils open-source privacy mapping tool

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Following a complaint by the Centre for Digital Rights, the Competition Bureau of Canada is looking into the Liberal, Conservative and New Democratic political parties for unregulated harvesting and misuse of Canadians’ personal information, CTV News reports. The center’s complaint alleges the parties engaged in “big data mass surveillance and harvesting techniques” and “large scale misuse of big data and targeted digital advertising.” Competition Bureau Senior Communications Advisor Marie-Christine Vézina said it is “looking into allegations that the three political parties have made misleading statements about the manner in which they collect, use and/or disclose the personal information of Canadians.”
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