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By Allan Holmes September 20, 2010

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Canada's privacy commissioner took a swipe at her U.S. counterparts on Monday.

Jennifer Stoddart, speaking to members of the Canadian Bar Association, discussed efforts to investigate Google's allegedly inadvertent collection of private data and Facebook's noncompliance with Canada's private-sector privacy law, The Vancouver Sun reported.

"Why is Canada paying for the cost of this enforcement for this technology that's coming to us out of Mountain View (Calif.), so we're looking for the U.S. federal government to step up there," she said.

Facebook had a year -- until July -- to follow "the commissioner's directives to provide users more detailed control over their personal information and to curtail the access of outside software and website developers to their data," or face court proceedings, the newspaper reported.

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