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Alberta Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton has found an Edmonton police program aimed at pushing those with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in “failed to make reasonable arrangements to protect personal information,” CBC News reports. Project Operation Warrant Execution featured a public campaign encouraging individuals to come forward “or risk having their names and faces advertised publicly,” the report states, noting “Names, photographs and other personal information of individuals appeared in newspapers and on the police website.” Clayton found the program contravened the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) because it “did not make reasonable security arrangements to protect personal information as required under FOIP,” the report states.
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