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The country’s chief statistician says his agency’s controversial plan to harvest individuals’ banking information is on hold until the privacy commissioner completes an investigation into widespread concerns about the project.

Statistics Canada recently caught nine financial institutions off-guard by asking them to share the private banking information of Canadians in 500,000 dwellings across the country.

Canadian law could require the institutions to hand over the private information to Statistics Canada as the agency works to modernize and improve its data-collection efforts.

Source: CBC News

Date: November 9th, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/statscan-banking-data-privacy-commissioner-1.4897736

Discussion

1) What are some of the issues around Statistics Canada harvesting private banking information?

2) Would this be okay if PPI (personal private information) was stripped from the information?

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