Saturday, February 14, 2004

Article: Commish eyes info abuse

From today's Calgary Sun: Commish eyes info abuse:

"Premier Ralph Klein's government should tighten up its use of personal information to prevent abuse, says the office of Alberta's privacy commissioner and opposition critics. Those calls came after the province revoked parking lot operator Impark's access to personal information after a company contractor violated privacy rules by making bill collecting calls late at night.

The province received recommendations six years ago from the privacy commissioner and auditor general that it be more up-front with the use of personal information, said a spokesman for Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work.

'It was to have strong (bill) collection-use disclosure to protect personal information and to prevent misuse,' said Tim Chander, adding the province has adopted many of its proposals.

'We think they should go "

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