The Globe and Mail reports on a paper presented by Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, Berlin Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner Alexander Dix and Prof. Khaled El Emam responding to proposals to change the OECD guidelines. Reducing controls over the collection and use of personal data, they write, would “weaken rather than strengthen” privacy, the report states. “Leaving it up to companies and governments to determine the acceptable secondary uses of personal data is a flawed proposition,” they write. Separately, Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand appeared before MPs, CBC News reports, “pointing out that the government's proposed changes to election laws include letting parties have lists of who cast ballots.”
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