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Canada’s Do-Not-Hesitate-To-Call List Goes From Bad to Worse

Members of Parliament spent more than two hours on Wednesday debating Bill C-37, Canada' s proposed do-not-hesitate-to-call list.  The debate makes for a depressing read – Canada' s elected officials each trip over themselves in self-congratulation as they render the list ever more useless. For those new to the issue, […]

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October 20, 2005 8 comments News

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Denies PATRIOT Act Complaints

The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has just released a much-anticipated finding arising from complaints over the potential disclosure of personal information to U.S. law enforcement authorities.  The complaints were launched after the CIBC changed its credit card user agreement to acknowledge that customer information could be disclosed to the U.S. authorities […]

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October 20, 2005 1 comment News

Mossberg on TPMs

Earlier this year I wrote a column on technological protection measures, arguing that we should be thinking about protection from TPMs, rather than protection for TPMs.  That view is echoed by several other professors in the In the Public Interest book, but has led to the responses from Graham Henderson […]

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October 20, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Privacy Requires Action Not Rhetoric

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version; freely available hyperlinked version) focuses on comments last week from Prime Minister Paul Martin that the "question of civil rights is first and foremost in our minds" as the government prepares to introduce the lawful access initiative. I note that while Canadians […]

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October 17, 2005 1 comment Columns

PM’s Science Advisor Calls for Culture of Sharing

Arthur Carty, the national science advisor to Prime Minister Paul Martin, has published a remarkable op-ed titled A Global Information System Needs a Culture of Sharing, in the latest issue of University Affairs.  This should be required reading and, if it reflects the thinking at the Prime Minister’s Office, offers […]

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October 14, 2005 1 comment News