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Alberta Court Awards Damages for Cyber-Libel

Professor Geist comments on the recent Alberta cyber-libel decision in which a judge awarded both general and punitive damages for defamatory postings on a stock chat site. The judge ruled that the anonymous postings were more likely to be believed because they were anonymous, a conclusion Professor Geist disputes. see: […]

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February 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

OECD Holds Global Spam Summit

Professor Geist, who served as chair for the legal and regulatory panel at the OECD Spam Summit in Brussels, comments on the major themes of the two-day event in Warren’s Washington Daily. Geist focuses on offline methods of enforcement as a means of stopping spammers. see: Canada Badly Needs National […]

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February 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

The Debate Over Privacy Law Continues

In response to my recent Toronto Star column defending PIPEDA, Canada’s privacy law, the paper today features a debate over the arguments presented in that column. Professor Richard Owens argues that PIPEDA "tarnishes lawmaking, impedes business unnecessarily and threatens constitutional disorder", while I continue to defend the privacy statute, maintaining […]

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February 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

The Debate Over Privacy Law Continues

In response to my recent Toronto Star column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) defending PIPEDA, Canada’s privacy law, the paper today features a debate over the arguments presented in that column. Professor Richard Owens argues that PIPEDA "tarnishes lawmaking, impedes business unnecessarily and threatens constitutional disorder", while […]

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February 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

In Defense of PIPEDA

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes on the recent rise of criticism of PIPEDA Canada’s federal privacy legislation, which has been recently labelled a multi-dimensional mess by critics. The column argues that replacing the single federal standard with potentially […]

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January 19, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns