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Letter: Political parties need to commit to protecting our privacy

'Our privacy, our democracy and our electoral process are at risk due to outdated privacy laws that fail to properly protect people in Canada'
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It is a sad state of affairs when the political parties that are elected by citizens to run this country with respect for all our privacy concerns along with their own collection of our data make the decision to exclude themselves from having to perform under the Federal Privacy Laws.

Our privacy, our democracy and our electoral process are at risk due to outdated privacy laws that fail to properly protect people in Canada. 

Seventy-two per cent of Canadians also support stronger rules for how political parties manage our data.

Political parties should be made subject to PIPEDA (the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act).

To ensure the trust of voters, political parties should make a commitment to change this in their party platforms this election.

In this election, I believe all the parties should commit to protecting our privacy, and I’ll be looking to see if they do when I make my voting decision.

Dennis McLeod
Sudbury
 




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