In the Globe and Mail on Thursday, June 5 2014, Josh Wingrove reported on a Senate Committee meeting held on Wednesday, June 4 in which Annie Pettit, Peanut Labs’ Chief Research Officer, provided expert testimony.
Bill S-4, aimed at overhauling the rules for Canadian online privacy, may give new power to the Privacy Commissioner and introduce new penalties for privacy breaches. It may also allow swapping of users’ data without consent, critics say.
Wingrove reported that “the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association also criticized the data-sharing proposal, with Annie Pettit, the association’s chair of publications, telling the committee such sharing should require legal oversight, such as a court order.”
Wingrove’s full report can be viewed here:
- Through The Eyes of Twitter: Speaking at the Canadian House of Commons on Social Media Privacy #MRX #2012 (lovestats.wordpress.com)
- Privacy bill could allow swapping of users’ data without consent, critics say (theglobeandmail.com)
- New privacy watchdog approved with Conservative and Liberal support (theglobeandmail.com)
- Critics decry new Privacy Commissioner’s appointment (theglobeandmail.com)
- Comment: Privacy commission must have Canadians’ confidence (timescolonist.com)