Civil liberties group warns of ‘invasion of privacy’ after Ontario gives police COVID-19 test data

From CBC News –  A Canadian civil liberties organization is sounding the alarm on what it says is “an extraordinary invasion of privacy” after Ontario moved to provide police forces with the personal information of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 — including names, addresses and dates of birth.

Earlier this month, the province issued an emergency order allowing police, firefighters and paramedics to access what it called “critical information” about individuals confirmed to be infected. The move was meant “to protect Ontario’s first responders and stop the spread of COVID-19,” the province said in a news release April 6.

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