Jul 192011
 July 19, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Vito Pilieci reports:

Canada’s privacy commissioner is preparing to take on Google Inc. over concerns about how the firm collects, retains and uses personal data.

In a little-noticed 46-page report, Jennifer Stoddart has outlined a year-long consultation into issues about online tracking, profiling and targeting. In her review the commissioner found that Google and other Internet giants, including Facebook and FourSquare, are collecting increasing amounts of data about users and not adequately informing people about the data collection or for what it is being used.

Read more on Ottawa Citizen.

This story is referring to the consultations report released in May (accompanying press release from May).

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