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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Edmonton's pawnshop database violates privacy laws, Alberta commissioner rules 

The Alberta Commissioner's office has been busy and productive as of late. The Commissioner has ruled that a database of pawn shop patrons is unlawful and has ordered that the database that's been in operation since 2006 be destroyed. Check out the decision/order here: Order P2007-001, F2007-001 and F2007-002.

Some media coverage here: Edmonton's pawnshop database violates privacy laws, commissioner rules

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2/21/2008 07:39:00 AM  :: (1 comments)  ::  Backlinks
The ruling that came down from the Privacy Commissioner certainly will put Edmonton and area back to the dark ages as it pertains to the recovery of stolen property showing up in pawnshops. Instead of recovery over $400,000. in stolen property in a year, it will be going back to much less.
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