EXCLUSIVE: Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge – National | Globalnews.ca

Statistics Canada is asking banks across the country for financial transaction data and personal information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge, Global News has learned.Documents obtained by Global News show the national statistical agency plans to collect “individual-level financial transactions data” and sensitive information, like social insurance numbers (SIN), from Canadian financial institutions to develop a “new institutional personal information bank.”

Source: EXCLUSIVE: Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge – National | Globalnews.ca

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