CIBC Breach Spotlights Jurisdiction Gap in Canadian Privacy Law

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the emergence of a jurisdictional gap in Canada’s privacy law. According to a recent letter from the Privacy Commissioner, the legislation does not extend to investigating organizations without a physical presence in Canada. The column argues that that approach leaves Canadians with a significant hole in their privacy legislation and less protection that U.S. residents in certain instances.

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