Sep 222014
 September 22, 2014  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Paul McLeod reports:

Canada’s privacy watchdog is investigating the RCMP’s warrantless collection of Canadians’ personal data.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada confirmed last week it is formally reviewing the police force’s collection of Canadians’ personal data from telecommunications companies. The findings are expected to be made public in the near future.

The RCMP has never met with the privacy commissioner to ensure that its requests comply with privacy laws, said a recent disclosure to Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, who represents Mount Royal in Quebec.

Read more on The Chronicle Herald.

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