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Bell Canada's Customer Tracking Files To Be Deleted, Telecom Vows

04/13/2015 02:40 EDT | Updated 06/13/2015 05:59 EDT
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Signage is displayed outside of a BCE Inc. Bell Canada store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. BCE Inc., Canada?s second-largest wireless carrier, topped second-quarter profit estimates and increased its annual forecast after adding more smartphone subscribers on lucrative long-term contracts. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

MONTREAL — Canada's privacy commissioner says Bell Canada has promised to delete all profiles that were created from tracking the cellphone, TV and internet use of its customers.

The office of Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien says it now considers the matter resolved.

The federal agency said last week that Bell should seek customer consent to create profiles that would be used to target advertising through cellphones. Bell's earlier responses didn't satisfy the privacy watchdog.

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