Plan to harvest private banking info on hold: Statistics Canada

Nov 08 20:11 2018 Print This Article

OTTAWA — 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 […]

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