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Adoptees File Human Rights Complaint Against Canadian Privacy Commissioner

A group of Ontario adoptees has filed a human rights complaint against Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian after she lobbied the province to amend its proposed adoption disclosure law with a clause allowing people to keep their records sealed. By calling for a veto, Cavoukian "is trying to say that we do not have an automatic right to our birth registration information,'' said Wendy Rowney of the Coalition for Open Adoption Records.

Adoptees file complaints against privacy czar, Canadian Press, June 23, 2005.