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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Spent $500,000 Over Two Years

The heat on Canadian Privacy Commissioner continues to escalate as reports now indicate that together with an executive assistant he spent $500,000 on travel and hospitality over the past two years. The figures apparently includes tens of thousands of dollars on lunches where the Commissioner both submitted and approved the […]

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June 18, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Committee Has Lost Confidence in Commissioner

A Canadian Parliamentary Committee conducting hearings into Canada’s Privacy Commissioner has said that it believes he deliberately misled them and that they have lost confidence in him. An interim report ask for the Auditor General to conduct comprehensive audit of the Privacy Commissioner’s office and the final report may call […]

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June 18, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Releases Substantial Similarity Report

The Privacy Commissioner has issued his second report on the substantial similarity of provincial legislation to the federal law. Not surprisingly, the Commissioner stated that he did not believe privacy bills in British Columbia and Alberta met the similarity test. see: Report also see: Coverage here.

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June 18, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Investigation Widens

A Canadian parliamentary committee plans to meet in secret today with the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s top bureaucrat to discuss its investigation into office expenses and information provided to it by the Commissioner’s office. Newspaper reports indicate that the parliamentary committee has been swamped this week by anonymous phone calls detailing […]

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June 18, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Privacy Commissioner Video Surveillance Suit Dismissed

A British Columbia court has dismissed a suit launched by Canada’s Privacy Commissioner over police camera surveillance in the province. The court ruled that the Commissioner had exceeded his authority in bringing the action, noting that he had the right to investigate issues and report to Parliament under the Privacy […]

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June 11, 2003 Comments are Disabled News