Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) questions the effectiveness of Canada’s privacy legislation, arguing that privacy laws without effective enforcement and genuine transparency may provide Canadians with little more than placebo privacy protection. The column suggests that responsibility for these issues rests with both the Privacy Commissioner’s Office and the Canadian government. also see: BC Order
Is Canada’s Privacy Law A Privacy Placebo?
April 19, 2004
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