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Praise for Ann Cavoukian, Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

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To Cavoukian, the notion that personal privacy is sacrificed for the greater good — from health reporting to communications tracking — is the lazy way out. She has developed what she calls Privacy by Design, the idea that personal privacy protections and new technology advancements can actually live in harmony. “Why do we have to look at it as one interest versus another?” she asks. “I always call it the power of ‘and.’ Get rid of the word ‘versus;’ substitute the word ‘and.’ I want privacy and security.”

We have also had good things to say about Ms. Cavoukian in the past.

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