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The House of Commons Committee on Ethics, Accountability and Privacy has launched a study into privacy concerns raised by social media and whether current laws provide users enough privacy protection. Michael Geist outlines his speech to the committee for The Ottawa Citizen, detailing four areas “in need of action.” Geist writes, “First the government should finish what it started,” pointing to legislation he says has “stalled short of the finish line.” Geist’s other recommendations include working on addressing social media defaults, putting restrictions on authorities’ access to social media data and creating stronger measures to “ensure that user choice is respected.”
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