Alberta privacy czar rules speed-dating company wrong to give out woman's email

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner has ordered a speed-dating company to tighten its training after a woman complained her email address was given to a smitten suitor who didn't interest her.

In a seven-page ruling, the commissioner's office details how the unnamed woman attended a speed-dating event by Fast Life International.

She didn't pick anyone at the event, but a few days later, two emails appeared in her inbox from a man who was there.

The man said he had obtained her email from the speed-dating company, so the woman complained to the privacy commissioner.

Adjudicator Keri Ridley ruled that Fast Life International has reasonable policies to protect the personal information of its attendees.

But an employee mistakenly disclosed the woman's address without her consent and Ridley says the company needs to better inform its workers about privacy laws.