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Canada’s privacy watchdog probing health officials’ use of cellphone location data

Canada’s privacy watchdog is probing federal officials’ use of “de-identified” cellphone location data to measure the efficacy of COVID-19 public health measures.

The Public Health Agency of Canada acknowledged last month it has been purchasing access to cellphone location data in order to analyze Canadians’ movements during the pandemic.

The agency has said the data is aggregated and “de-identified” — meaning it can’t be used to pinpoint individual Canadians’ locations or travel habits.

The program’s existence nevertheless raised concerns with privacy advocates and opposition politicians, who successfully forced an emergency Commons committee meeting on the issue.

A spokesperson for Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien confirmed his office has received multiple complaints about the program, and are now looking into how PHAC assured the data could not be used to track individuals.

“We were not asked for advice as to whether the means taken by or on behalf of the government provided adequate safeguards against re-identification. The government relied on other experts to that end, which is their prerogative,” wrote Tobi Cohen, a spokesperson for Therrien’s office, in a statement to Global News.

“Now that we have received complaints alleging violations of privacy, we will turn our attention to the means chosen to de-identify the data mobility information relied upon by the government for public health purposes.”

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Glad the privacy commission will do their job, but disturbed that the government wants this information in the first place…

 

Because it’s now the Imperial Commission for the Denigration of America’s Heritage At Home And Abroad

https://zh-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/%E9%81%94%E5%80%AB%C2%B7%E6%AF%94%E5%A0%A4?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautam_Raghavan

 

First known whore on U.S. currency

http://tiny.cc/15fnuz

 

The Nanny Society: Woke Capital’s role joins that of the Nanny State

Alphabet, Inc., which owns YouTube and Google, is a private corporation.

But as we know, BigTech are the biggest cheerleaders of the lockdowns.

Also, they have embraced Wokeism to the full.

It isn’t just the Nanny State that is building the Nanny Society; it’s NannyCorp as well.

 

Nurses in scrubs now making TikTokish Christmas musical vids from the White House itself

 

France rejects; FDA expected to approve

 

Oh, so now doctors are environmental experts

Previously:

Now:

Really.

Stay in your damned lane, doc!

 

Oh, so now doctors are transportation experts

Stay in your lane, medical professionals!

I don’t remember the last time a highway planner told a brain surgeon how to do brain surgery…

But because of the WuFlu рlаndеmіс lосkdоwnѕ elevating the position of medical professionals in our civilization to god-like status, they feel free to let loose on pronouncements about rayciss, highways, etc.

 

Northern California Town Declares Itself a ‘Constitutional Republic’ in Response to State’s COVID-19 Mandates

Whoa!

An ostensible secession, and not a proggy one like CHAZ/CHOP, etc.

 

Forney’s complaint against time zones

As with daylight versus standard time, I don’t have any strong feelings about time zones, per se, but I enjoy and largely sympathize with Matt Forney’s rant about the absurdities of time zones.

The problem is, these peculiarities exist because each country and/or major sub-national political division gets to decide for itself what time zone it wants to be in, with which I agree: local control is best.

Plus, the only way to ‘solve’ this problem is to institute complete world government, then time zones can perfectly resemble orange slices, twenty-four longitudinally-bound wedges for the whole Earth.

Do we want that kind of globalist tyranny?

I sure as heck don’t!

Plus, in olden days, not only did we not have daylight savings time, we didn’t have time zones; every community decided its local time based on sunrise and sunset in its area; one could be five minutes difference’ in time from the next community over.

I like that kind of local control; if we are to be reactionary, surely we should get behind that retro way…

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2021 in government, law