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    Canadian Sportsmen Concerned About Data Held By U.S. Company

    Jun 13, 2012
    According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) said its members are “frustrated,” “nervous,” and “outraged” that the U.S. government could potentially access the personal information on the Ontario fishing and license applications that are being stored by a U.S.-based company that has been contracted to handle them. Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle explained that the U.S. company signed a contract agreeing to comply with Ontario privacy laws. However, OFAH’s executive director said the federation’s members are concerned that U.S. Homeland Security officials could override the contract under the USA PATRIOT Act and use the information during border crossings.
    According to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) said its members are “frustrated,” “nervous,” and “outraged” that the U.S. government could potentially access the personal information on the Ontario fishing and license applications that are being stored by a U.S.-based company that has been contracted to handle them. Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle explained that the U.S. company signed a contract agreeing to comply with Ontario privacy laws. However, OFAH’s executive director said the federation’s members are concerned that U.S. Homeland Security officials could override the contract under the USA PATRIOT Act and use the information during border crossings.

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