Privacy Commissioner wants to educate young people

Cameras in daycares, cell phone monitoring, the proliferation of social networks on the Web, technology increases the risks of invasion of privacy. In her latest report, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada expresses concern, particularly with regard to young people.

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Cameras in daycares, cell phone monitoring, the proliferation of social networks on the Web, technology increases the risks of invasion of privacy. In her latest report, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada expresses concern, particularly with regard to young people.

“Young people are very adept at using all the new digital communication technologies and recognize the importance of protecting their personal information. But they generally do not suspect the privacy risks that can arise from these new technologies, the commissioner said in a statement. communicated. All of these online communications result in permanent records, which could pose risks to privacy and reputational harm not only immediately, but possibly even more later in life. "

She therefore took the opportunity to launch a comic strip entitled Connected and smart: Internet and privacy. “It was developed in collaboration with young people who gave us their comments,” says the commissioner. We hope it will help all young people understand the privacy risks inherent in social media, online gaming and texting. "

Already, the privacy commissioner offered different awareness tools aimed at young people.

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About the Author

Nathalie Côté
Nathalie Cote
Nathalie is a journalist. His favorite themes are family, education, health, consumption, the environment and social phenomena. She contributes in particular to the newspaper La Presse.

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