Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics – May 31, 2012

In Committee from the House of Commons

Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics – May 31, 2012

Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (May 31, 2012)

Professors from the University of Ottawa testified as part of the committee’s study of privacy and social media. Teresa Scassa spoke about the ease in which personal information can be found. Michael Geist discussed how websites determine their own privacy settings and the need to change that practice and have it regulated. Valerie Steeves went over a number of surveys conducted since 2000. The results of the surveys demonstrated th e change in the perception people have about online privacy.