The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner had a few choice words about the Ontario government's practice of selling registry of motor vehicle info to private parking lots:
"Improper use of government data, Cavoukian says
Readers recount similar tales of ticket harassment
It is "completely outrageous" that a parking lot operator used a government database to hound a citizen over a parking ticket" says Ontario's information and privacy commissioner. "It is unbelievable. You do not use information you obtain from the government to harass a member of the public" Ann Cavoukian said in an interview after reading of the plight of Peter Thompson in yesterday's Star."