Your personal information is valuable to individuals and organizations. Two recent news articles have raised concerns regarding how some organizations may be using potential customers' personal information. The two articles, Drivers' privacy concerns grow over B.C. car dealer scanner and B.C. car dealers may be violating drivers' privacy, claims whistleblower, have attracted a significant amount of attention this week.
Every day people are sharing their personal information with individuals and organizations. Some of this sharing we know about and consent to. Some of this sharing you might not know about, but you would consent to because it benefits you. The concern is that you would not consent to some sharing that may be occurring.
Section 23 of the Personal Information and Protection Act (the "PIPA") requires individuals and organizations, when requested, to answer your questions about:
Matthew J. Van Den Hooven
Matthew is a lawyer based in Nanaimo, B.C. Please note that the accuracy of the information in this blog is not guaranteed and that the law does change. It is not a replacement for independent legal advice. Contact Matthew to arrange for an appointment today.