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IP address as personal information: Canadian and EU positions

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s findings do not mean that consent to the collection of an IP address is always required. There may be a number of legitimate reasons for collecting this information, including those relating to security of the site. These reasons would not necessarily extend, however, to collection and use of IP addresses for advertising purposes without some form of consent.

 

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Getting privacy and IT departments on the same team

Privacy professionals and engineers are often tasked with the same goal: to protect personal information. Given that shared objective, why are there so many difficulties between IT and privacy teams? That was the crux of the conversation Friday at the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress during the breakout session “Same Planet, Different Worlds: Getting […]

 

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