Professor Geist comments in the National Post on the federal Privacy Commissioner’s latest finding focusing on webcam surveillance in the workplace. He notes that the decision is part of a larger trend toward restricting surveillance practices on privacy grounds.
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines Canada's billion dollar annual culture deficit. The column argues that the time has come to reverse the alarming increase in Canadian cultural deficit by fostering the creation of Canadian cultural products, facilitating broad […]
The Canadian version of the Creative Commons license will be officially launched in Ottawa today. The Ottawa Citizen covers the news, providing background on the Canadian experience and the interest in the license among many creator groups.
Professor Geist comments on the recent decision by the CRTC to stay its new telemarketing rules as requested by the Canadian Marketing Association. Professor Geist argues that the government needs to act or risk leaving critical protections in limbo.
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has issued several new findings including one involving a complaint against a loyalty program that inadvertently disclosed the email addresses of 618 program participants. The commissioner ruled that error was a violation of PIPEDA, though unlike a similar case in the United States involving Eli Lilly, […]