Survey generates privacy concerns

Sep 25 2014

Questions in a survey for tenants of the London Municipal Housing Corporation sparked the London Free Press to ask questions about the potential privacy implications.  The questions which caused concern related to mental health and addiction. The survey was intended to be voluntary and anonymous; however, it was not clearly indicated. Acting Commissioner Brian Beamish suggested that if tenants don’t like the questions, “they should exercise their right to stop, tear up the form and walk away. The fact it is not compulsory and there are no identifiers gives me some comfort level, but I really hope the organization makes it really clear this is a voluntary survey.”