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 February 23, 2010  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Glen McGregor reports:

Canada’s privacy commissioner is taking the national grocery chain Sobeys to court over its practice of collecting information about the age of customers who purchase tobacco products.

Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says Sobeys doesn’t need to store in its cash registers the date of birth of customers who buy tobacco and who are clearly age 25.

In an application filed this week, Stoddart’s office asked the Federal Court of Canada to order Sobeys to develop alternative procedures that don’t require collecting birth dates. Sobeys has yet to file a response.

Read more in the Edmonton Journal.

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