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Canadians should have right to know personal data held by parties after Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal, says privacy commissioner

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The federal Privacy Commissioner has joined his B.C. counterpart's ongoing investigation into B.C.-based firm AggregateIQ, whose co-founder, Jeff Silvester, may be called to appear before the House Ethics Committee.

Federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien wants federal political parties subject to privacy laws. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada's privacy commissioner, who is conducting an investigation into the Cambridge-Analytica-Facebook scandal and a separate probe into whether Canadian privacy laws were violated by AggregateIQ in order to sway the Brexit vote, says Canada's federal political parties need to be covered by privacy laws and voters should have the right to find out what personal information parties have on them now. “That would be the first step, it’s an important step, but it’s not the only step,” said

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