Canada Clamps Down On Online Behavioral Advertising

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 6:29 PM EST) -- Canada's privacy commissioner released guidelines Tuesday telling companies that track Internet activity in order to deliver tailored advertisements that they should not keep tabs on children's online activities or use tracking technologies that individuals can't turn off.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said she had issued the new online behavioral advertising guidelines to ensure tracking practices were fair and transparent as well as in compliance with the country's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

"In the months to come, we’ll be watching to see that our...
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