Canadian citizen profile criticised

Privacy Commissioner lambasts Canadian Human Resources database

According to reports, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Bruce Phillips, has criticised a national database held by his country's Human Resources department, as "tantamount to a citizen profile".

The reports suggest the database maintains a dossier on almost every person in Canada, with as many as 2,000 pieces of information about each person's education, marital status, ethnic origin, disabilities etc.

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