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Privacy commish vows more ‘proactive enforcement’

OTTAWA — The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) will not wait for the government to give it order-making and monetary enforcement powers to move toward proactively raising complaints instead of passively waiting for them to enter the door, it said in its annual report Thursday. “We want to shift...


Google linking names under publication bans with articles: report

Algorithms used by Alphabet Inc.’s Google have been linking stories regarding individuals whose identities are under court-ordered publication bans in searches involving their names, the Ottawa Citizen has found. The Citizen said in a report Thursday that in six high-profile cases, “searching the...

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