The Centre for Corporate & Public Governance has written to the chairman of Canada’s Senate Banking Committee to urge that it commence hearings into recent privacy violations involving the personal financial information of millions of Canadians. The call was made in response to the tremendous number of inquiries and comments the think tank has received from people concerned about these massive breaches of personal information. They want explanations and action.
They were also alarmed at the tortoise-like approach of Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, as reported in The Centre’s statement. Several expressed additional episodes of frustration in dealing with that office. As a result of this response, The Centre has also called on the Committee to examine the actions of the Privacy Commissioner in respect of her delay in making recent breaches public as well as problems experienced by individuals in seeking the involvement of her office in privacy matters.
The full text of the letter to Senator Jerahmiel Grafstein is available here.