Trudeau government handed WE a personal data goldmine

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The Trudeau government handed over ownership of personal data from anyone applying for a student grant to WE Charity — even with the charity having withdrawn from the program, where the personal data of applicants is remains up in the air. The website’s terms of reference state clearly that personal information may be shared with affiliates and “parties with whom we have contracted to process data, including parties who are located in countries or jurisdictions other than the one in which you reside.” The problem with that is that, as the website says: “When this occurs, your information becomes subject to the laws of those jurisdictions.” The website is also clear that data provided by those seeking a grant may leave the country.