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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Miller Backs Petition on Privacy Breach

Regional | by Ken Hashizume  

Local MP says it's unacceptable for the federal government to force banks to hand over banking data.

You can add Larry Miller's voice to the outrage over banking data being collected by Statistics Canada.

The MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound is backing a petition by a local constituent (Colleen Fenton) that calls on the federal government to stop the collection of data of individuals from financial institutions in Canada.

A recent decision allows Statistics Canada to force banks and other financial institutions to hand over data of about 500 thousand Canadians without their consent.

Miller says it is unacceptable that the federal government can get access to these banking records, no matter what party you are affiliated with.

He says that information is between the individual and the bank, and no one else.

Miller says this act has been going on for some time.

He says he did a Facebook live segment where it was revealed that there was 800 pages of privacy breaches over the last 18 months.

Miller says he is going to contact his bank to see if any of his banking information was compromised.

He says if it was and the bank allowed that information to be exposed, he will take them to court.

The petition can be found here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1924.


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