Biometrics programs prompt privacy concerns

Feds say measures in place to mitigate risk of sharing immigration information with other countries, private sector.

Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 01/11/2012 12:00 am EST

The Canadian government's introduction of two new programs could involve the sharing of sensitive personal information, such as fingerprints, from government to private-sector companies, and from government to government, which has privacy advocates concerned whether proper safeguards are being used to minimize risk.

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