Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien spoke about the issues related to the ways political parties can handle personal data, The Canadian Press reports. Therrien said there is an “important gap” in Canada’s federal laws, as political parties are excluded from the rules on handling personal information. Therrien added there should be legislation designed to monitor political parties’ data use to prevent any form of election manipulation. “The absence of regulation facilitates the manipulation of information to influence elections in a way which I think is completely contrary to the public interest,” Therrien said.
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