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Wi-Fi at the Ottawa Airport

Release date: 
31 January 2014 :00am

CBC reports issued last night and this morning concerning the collection of data from passengers in Canadian Airports who use Wi-Fi systems came as a surprise to the Ottawa International Airport Authority. The suggestion that Airport Authorities may have provided information is surprising and concerning to us.

I would like to reassure our passengers and visitors that we do not collect personal data from any users of our free Wi-Fi service, nor have we been asked to share any sort of information to the Communications Security Establishment of Canada or any other entity.

I can assure you that we provide Wi-Fi service to our clients as a customer service, and have no desire or need to seek, store or share any information; client privacy and security are very important to us.

The airport's privacy guidelines can be found on the website at ottawa-airport.ca.

Thank you,

Mark Laroche
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ottawa International Airport Authority