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Ontario Court Strikes down appeal by City to Collect Data

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As reported on the website of Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office on July 4, 2007, the Ontario Court of Appeals struck down a City of Oshawa by-law requiring used-goods retailers to collect extensive and sensitive personal information from all customers seeking to sell their goods.

Commissioner Cavoukian considers the Court’s decision to be a victory for the privacy rights of Ontarians while allowing public institutions to collect personal information as long as it is truly necessary.

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Click here to read the Court of Appeals Decision.