AC Privacy Office of Privacy Comm. of Canada Captured on Camera

AC Privacy Office of Privacy Comm. of Canada Captured on Camera

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Captured on Camera Street ­ level imaging technology, the Internet and you FEDERAL Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada www.priv.gc.ca PROVINCIAL Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta www.oipc.ab.ca Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia www.oipc.bc.ca Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec www.cai.gouv.qc.ca A number of companies have begun collecting images of public places in Canada, which may then be made available over the Internet or through other means. Individuals may be captured in these images, perhaps incidentally. One of the most widely known is Google’s Street View application, which allows computer users to make “virtual visits” to cities such as Paris, London, New York and, eventually, major Canadian centres. Canpages is another company that provides street images on the Internet. Other applications have also been developed for fields such as geomatics, surveying, mapping and urban planning. In Canada, there is private‐sector privacy legislation that applies to these street‐ level imaging applications if they are collecting images of identifiable people. And, while the Privacy Commissioners of Canada, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec recognize the popularity of these applications, they have also expressed
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AC Privacy Office of Privacy Comm. of Canada Captured on Camera

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