Employee Computer Use and the Law

Professor Geist comments on the legal issues that arise in the context of workplace computer use in this Calgary Sun feature. The article highlights the growing tension between privacy and employer concerns.

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November 15, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Paper Shredding Case Raises Privacy Fears

The Toronto Star reports that a courtroom feud between two local paper-shredding companies has triggered allegations that confidential customer records from Canada's major banks were mishandled or lost on their road to destruction. Professor Geist comments on the dangers associated with identity theft and the use of "dumpster diving" to […]

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November 13, 2004 2 comments News

Canadian Copyright Proposals Criticized

The Globe and Mail's Jack Kapica covers the Canadian Heritage Committee's copyright reform recommendations. Professor Geist comments on the reports's dangers to education and free speech.

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November 11, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Another Angle on Blogging

Professor Geist comments in a Globe and Mail story on the popularity of blogging and its use as a tool for finding employment. The article cites a number of examples where blogs played a role in the job selection process.

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November 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

World Bank Says Most Developing Country E-Gov Projects Fail

The World Bank says that eighty-five percent of e-government projects in developing countries fail either partially or fully. The World Bank funds many e-government projects worldwide such as developing e-trade facilitation systems, e-procurement pilots and one-stop government gateways.

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November 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled News