Rajotte’s Data Fraud Bill

James Rajotte, a Conservative MP from Edmonton and the chair of the Industry committee, has introduced a noteworthy private members’ bill focused on pre-texting and other privacy abuses.  It seeks to plug several loopholes in the current Criminal Code that may exclude personal information from provisions that address fraudulent impersonation.  The bill is a starting point (rather than a comprehensive solution), but in light of the incident last fall involving the Privacy Commissioner of Canada it is certainly a welcome development. The bill was discussed in the House of Commons yesterday and there does appear to be some support for the bill from most parties (the Bloc seemed the most critical).  Definitely worth watching as this has the potential to provide the first major movement on privacy protection since PIPEDA.

One Comment

  1. Citizen 7812 says:

    Excellent!!! Somebody on the people side!