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Privacy Commissioner Releases Pre-Texting Decision

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released its finding on a case stemming from an article in Maclean’s Magazine alleging that the magazine had been able to purchase the telephone records of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and a senior Maclean’s editor from US-based data broker Locatecell.com. The investigation found that human error and weaknesses in the policies and procedures of three telecommunications companies (Bell, Telus, Fido) allowed a data broker to gain unauthorized access to personal phone records.

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