Banks consider legal action against Statscan




“Canada’s banks are considering legal action to prevent Statistics Canada from obtaining their clients’ banking records without consent as the federal agency faced criticism from several fronts Thursday during a special Senate hearing,” wrote Bill Curry for The Globe and Mail on November 8, 2018.

Curry continued, “Statscan’s chief statistician, Anil Arora, pledged during the meeting that the plan will not go ahead until the federal privacy commissioner completes an investigation.

The Senate banking committee also heard Thursday from Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien and privacy and consumer advocates.”

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