Nov 172009
 November 17, 2009  Posted by  Non-U.S.

OTTAWA – Were you the person who recently cashed a government-issued cheque for under $300 at your local trust company?

You probably never expected to be flagged as suspicious, but you were, says Canada’s privacy commissioner in a new audit of Canada’s financial watchdog agency.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart’s annual report, tabled in Parliament Tuesday, warns that Ottawa, in the drive to combat terrorism and money-laundering with the aid of modern technology, has developed a “seemingly insatiable appetite for personal information about individuals.”

Read more in the Toronto Star.

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