The Canada Revenue Agency is scrutinizing the Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other social media posts of Canadians it suspects could be cheating on their taxes.
Monitoring Facebook, Twitter posts of some Canadians
That’s just one example of the agency’s increasing focus on what it can learn by collecting and analyzing many kinds of data — both its own internally generated information and what it calls “publicly available information.” Business intelligence, also known as big data, is a rapidly growing area within CRA.
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