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ArriveCAN app usage needs information safeguards: OPC’s Therrien

News | 06/21/2021 6:00 pm EDT
Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien presents his annual report on Sept. 21, 2017. /Hill Times photo by Andrew Meade.

The ArriveCAN app — which travellers into Canada must now use to submit COVID-19 related information upon arrival, according to a Monday announcement from the Public Health Agency of Canada — should be reviewed for its information security safeguards and should have limits placed on the disclosure and possession of the information it collects, according to the federal Privacy Commissioner. 

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