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The Canadian Press reports on a memorandum prepared for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander indicating “the government is building an information technology system that could be used for the systematic exchange of biometric data with Britain, Australia and New Zealand” in addition to the perimeter security pact with the U.S. "Systematic sharing is preferable to manual case-by-case sharing because it can generate faster responses and be done at higher volumes," according to the memo. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has voiced concern “about high-volume, routine information sharing with other countries, saying it may be impossible to control what happens to that data once sent abroad,” the report states.
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