Canadian Privacy Ruling Illustrates Need for Changes to Reporting System

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star column Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article) focuses on a recent PIPEDA finding involving an inadvertent email disclosure. The column contrasts the finding with a similar incident in the United States and argues that for Canadian privacy law to garner the respect it needs to achieve widespread compliance, the Privacy Commissioner’s office should consider several changes to its reporting approach including releasing full reports and exercising its power by identifying the targets of well founded privacy complaints.
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