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Privacy laws falling behind technology

Federal governments have put forth much privacy legislation to protect individuals across Canada. France, England, the United States, and many other European countries also have passed privacy legislation to protect their citizens.

But we now know those efforts have not been totally successful.

No one expected that citizens of those countries would be expected to protect their own privacy in the social media world. It was expected that by controlling who you could “friend" or "unfriend” on Facebook would be enough.

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