Thursday, August 11, 2005

New report plays down privacy fears as Canadian government proposes to blend databases

The Canadian federal government is proposing to break down the barriers between government databases to provide more seamless service to citizens and residents. According to the Globe & Mail, the "Crossing Boundaries National Council", a private think-tank supported by senior bureaucrats, has polled Canadians who say that they are willing to trade privacy for better service:

The Globe and Mail: New report plays down privacy fears:

"...In a series of discussion groups, the Crossing Boundaries National Council, an organization stacked with prominent bureaucrats and politicians, found that Canadians do worry about the Big Brother nightmare of governments holding extensive files on citizens but most are willing to make trade-offs for better services as long as safeguards are in place...."

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