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Canada: OPC finds Profile Technology’s re-use of social media data contrary to PIPEDA

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (‘OPC’) issued, on 18 July 2018, the findings of its investigation into the New Zealand company, Profile Technology Ltd., operator of the search engine Profile Engine, following complaints from individuals that it had copied, without their consent, profile information originally set to public on Facebook while providing search function services and posted that information on its social networking website. Data Protection Leader spoke with Brent Homan, Deputy Commissioner, Compliance, at the OPC, regarding the details of the investigation.

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