Option consommateurs asks technology companies to better respect the privacy of consumers

MONTREAL, March 15, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - In a study made public today, Option consommateurs believes that companies that offer free online services such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo infringe on the privacy of consumers. These companies collect too much information, they do not inform users adequately of their practices and they do not offer them efficient ways to withdraw their consent.

To better protect consumers, Option consommateurs demands that these companies respect Canadian laws and collect less information from their users.

The study is called « How Free is "Free"? Setting limits on the collection of personal information for online behavioural advertising». It was made possible through a financial contribution by the Office of Consumer Affairs, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

To download the longer version of the press release, click here: http://www.option-consommateurs.org/en/press_room/press_releases/492/

To download our report, click here: http://bit.ly/1SOdwn6


SOURCE Option consommateurs

For further information: Annik Bélanger-Krams, Attorney, Communications, Tel : 514 777-6133, abelangerkrams@option-consomateurs.org


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