Media Advisory - Privacy Commissioners to discuss concerns over electronic driver's licenses



    VICTORIA, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Information and Privacy
Commissioners are expressing concerns over plans to consider or implement
enhanced driver's licenses with radio frequency identification (RFID)
technology.
    RFID technology would make it possible for governments to track
individuals carrying enhanced driver's licenses and access personal
information stored on the card.
    The Commissioners are in Victoria for their bi-annual
Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting to discuss issues of common concern.
    Jennifer Stoddart, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, along with several
other Commissioners, will be available to speak to media about their privacy
and security concerns over enhanced driver's licenses and the importance of
protecting and safeguarding the personal information of Canadians.

    Media availability details are as follows:

    
    WHEN:    1:00 p.m. PST, Tuesday, February 5, 2008

    WHERE:   Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt Street,
             Victoria, B.C.
    




For further information:

For further information: Colin McKay, Office of the Privacy Commissioner
of Canada, (613) 995-0103, cmckay@privcom.gc.ca


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