Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Article: TheStar.com - Parking firm's tactics "outrage" privacy head

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:

TheStar.com - Parking firm%27s tactics %27outrage%27 privacy head:

"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."

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