Liberals are ‘data harvesting’: report

The birth of new child is an opportunity for joyous celebration and — perhaps — a chance to add to a party’s voter-contact database.

Today, On Saturday, the Liberal Party of Canada invited Canadians to pass on their best wishes to leader Justin Trudeau and his tribe on the occasion of the birth last week of his third child, a son, named Hadrian.

The wishes are collected via a web form that solicits name, postal code and email address of the well-wisher. The URL also tracks the source of greeter (via Twitter or elsewhere) — an important metric in the age of Big Data.



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