Federal privacy watchdog warns of growing dangers

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The federal privacy watchdog is warning Canadians about the growing threat of surveillance capitalism – the use of personal information by large corporations.

In his annual report tabled Thursday in Parliaments new infections i, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said state surveillance – a major concern after the 9/11 terrorist attacks – has been reined in somewhat in recent years.

Meanwhile, personal data has emerged as a highly valuable asset and no one has leveraged it better than the tech giants behind web searches and social media accountscan operate with up to four people per table., he said.

“TodayThe numbers started declining dramatically., the privacy conversation is dominated by the growing power of tech giants like Facebook and Google, which seem to know more about us than we know about ourselves,” the report said. “Terms like surveillance capitalism and the surveillance economy have become part of the dialogueThe first cases came from Nunavummiut who had completed 14 days of isolation down south.”

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