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Poilievre Changes His Tune on Privacy and Google Street View

Earlier this week, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre attracted considerable attention by raising the privacy concerns associated with Google Street View.  Poilievre was quoted asking "is there going to be a mass database of people's images? What are the benefits to Canada of allowing this to occur?"  The original article states that:

Poilievre said he is particularly concerned about the original versions of those images that will be archived by Google. The original versions of the images will not be blurred. He said they could pose a privacy risk for Canadians if they somehow leaked out. He also questioned where the images would be stored and whether privacy laws could protect Canadians if the images were stored on a foreign computer server.

Poilievre appears to have had a change of heart.  His concerns are not that Canadian privacy law is too weak to address these issues, but rather that it is too strong.  In a National Post op-ed, Poilievre is now concerned that Canadian privacy law might create a barrier to Google Street View.  He starts by noting:

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April 2, 2009 7 comments News

Canadian MP Seeks Hearings on Google Street View

The Ottawa Citizen reports that Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre is putting forward a motion to the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee for hearings into Google Street View.

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March 30, 2009 6 comments News

Canada’s First Street View Service Launched

IT Business reports that has launched Canada's first street view serivce, with photos of Vancouver, Whistler, and Squamish, B.C.

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March 18, 2009 1 comment News

Google Considers Canadian Version of Street View

The Globe and Mail's Mathew Ingram reports that Google says that it is working on a version of its controversial Street View service that won't breach Canadian privacy rules, after federal privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart raised concerns about the service earlier this month.

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September 24, 2007 1 comment News

Privacy Commissioner Expresses Concern Over Google Street View

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a public letter she recently sent to Google expressing misgivings about the privacy implications of Google Street View. The Commissioner is of the view that the service, which has not yet been introduced in Canada, may not comply with Canadian privacy law.

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September 11, 2007 7 comments News