Businesses Must Be More Transparent About Data Collection in Canada, Privacy Commissioner Says

All companies should be transparent with customers about data-collection practices, an annual report from Canada’s privacy czar affirms.

“Websites must explain clearly what personal information is collected, how it is used, whether it is disclosed to third parties and for what purpose,” the report suggests, according to The Canadian Press. “The explanation should be readily seen, clear and useful — without the need for a law degree to understand it.”