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Canada's Privacy Commissioner offers some advice: Google yourself twice a day...

In a television interview on George Stroumboulopoulos television show The Hour, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, is asked some tough and humorous questions about what kind of privacy Canadian's do and don't have.
Written by Doug Hanchard, Contributor on

Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Jennifer Stoddart

Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Jennifer Stoddart

In a television interview on George Stroumboulopoulos television show The Hour, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, is asked some tough and humorous questions about what kind of privacy Canadians do and don't have.

In the interview, she talks about Google Streetview, airport security usage of body scanner technology. She also tackles issues surrounding Facebook's Privacy practices that will be monitored for the next year and has assured Canadians that Facebook will comply to Canadian law.

Stroumboulopoulos asked Stoddart what a person can do to protect their privacy, since employers now do background checks using the Internet and applications like Facebook, and she replied right off the bat with " Google yourself twice a day, to find out what is out there about yourself."

One the Privacy Commissioner's projects has been to promote understanding of privacy with young people and has launched a website dedicated to this task.

In a poll I published last year (November 13, 2009) about the Google Streetview controversy in Switzerland, the majority of respondents said Google has a responsibility to protect a person's privacy.

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