Expert for comment on report by BC privacy commissioner

Social Sciences

Bennett. Photo: UVic Photo Services, 2012.

The following University of Victoria faculty member is available to media to discuss the findings in a report expected later today by the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner on the use of personal data by political parties in the province. It is the first time that a Canadian privacy commissioner has investigated the practices of political parties in Canada. 

Colin Bennett (Political Science) is an expert on access to information and privacy protection legislation. He can discuss the far-reaching implications for Canada given the wider debate about the use of data analytics in elections and the cyber-threats to the integrity of our elections.

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Keywords: politics, surveillance, technology, Political Science

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