Posted BY: Wyatt | NwoReport
One of those privacy and otherwise intrusive “temporary and voluntary” pandemic measures that governments at some point turned mandatory, and are now working hard to make permanent, is Canada’s ArriveCan app.
But the authorities’ intent to continue to mandate the use of the app for travel well past its “expiry date” is facing more and more opposition, which has now resulted in an official investigation.
A complaint filed with Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner means that this body is investigating how ArriveCan collects and then uses personal information. The source of the complaint has not been revealed considering that the probe is still under way.
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Some of the questions asked by privacy advocates ever since the app was introduced in 2020 have been what kind of personal data it collects, and for how long the data is retained and shared between government entities.
The privacy commissioner was first asked to launch a probe into ArriveCan in June 2020, and two months later came up with the response that there were no problems with the app on that front.