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Privacy watchdog open door to more powers

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

Canada’s privacy watchdog says more enforcement powers would have been “useful” to deal with the numerous violations committed by the parent company of the controversial adult dating website Ashley Madison.

A joint year-long probe by Canadian and Australian privacy commissioners, launched after a massive data breach in 2015 exposed the personal information of some 36 million user accounts, found Toronto-based Avid Life Media Inc. (ALM) had inadequate or nonexistent security safeguards and policies while marketing itself as a discreet and secure way for consenting adults to...