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Why are political parties refusing to comply with Canadian privacy laws?
Why are Canada's political parties exempt from following federal privacy law just like any other business? It is not entirely clear, but the public is demanding immediate action.
72% of people in Canada support stronger privacy rules for political parties
A vast majority of Canadians support changing the law so that political parties follow the same privacy rules as private companies. But politicians remain keen to keep the exemptions that they have given themselves.
“Cambridge Analytica is the canary in the coal mine”, says whistleblower Christopher Wylie
Yesterday, Christopher Wylie, former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, testified before a Canadian parliamentary committee and answered questions on the state of privacy, including a crowdsourced question from our community.
The Facebook data scandal: How protected are Canadians?
When private companies abuse and misuse our personal data, Canada's laws are toothless — giving no power to the Privacy Commissioner to issue penalties or force compliance.
New elections legislation fails to address privacy concerns
Bill C-76 fails to provide the necessary protections for citizens’ personal data or limit exemptions for political parties.
Facebook data scandal: A wake up call to reform Canada’s outdated privacy laws
The Facebook data scandal is an opportunity for Canadians to push for reform of out-of-date privacy laws that have failed to protect them so far.
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