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“20th Century Tools for a 21st Century Undertaking”

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada's must-read speech on the future of privacy regulation.

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February 11, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Ten Players Who Will Shape Tech Law and Policy in 2010

Predictions about future technology law and policy developments are always fraught with uncertainty, yet identifying the key players is a somewhat easier chore.  Although Parliament is not scheduled to resume until March, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) tracks ten who are likely to lead the way in Canada in the coming year.

Tony Clement, federal Industry Minister.  From anti-spam legislation to the national copyright consultation, Clement demonstrated a keen interest in technology issues during his first year as industry minister.  2010 should be no different, with privacy reform legislation, a new copyright bill, and rules for another wireless spectrum auction all on the agenda.  To top it off, Clement has sent strong signals that he wants to forge ahead with a long-overdue national digital strategy.

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January 4, 2010 7 comments Columns

Ten Players Who Will Shape Tech Law and Policy in 2010

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 4, 2010 as The Ten Players Who Will Shape Technology Law Predictions about future technology law and policy developments are always fraught with uncertainty, yet identifying the key players is a somewhat easier chore.  Although Parliament is not scheduled to resume until March, […]

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January 4, 2010 1 comment Columns Archive

Privacy Commissioner Releases Privacy Act Report

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released her annual Privacy Act report, expressing concern about the protection of personal information in the passport application process.

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December 5, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Canada Backpedals On Data Sharing Agreement With U.S.

The Canadian Press reports that the Canadian government has quietly dropped plans to let the United States house a database of personal information about Canadians who hold special driver's licences aimed at better securing the border. The move follows vocal criticism from federal and provincial privacy commissioners, who warned earlier […]

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December 1, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads