The B.C. Privacy Commissioner has issued his much anticipated report on the effects of the Patriot Act on government outsourced data. The lengthy report identifies a range of privacy concerns and includes recommendations for governmental action at both the provincial and federal levels.
The Jamaican Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology Phillip Paulwell is optimistic that an electronic transaction law will be in place by early next year. Paulwell says an E-Transaction Act will likely be put before parliament before the end of this year.
Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines Bill S-9, a new Canadian copyright bill steaming through the Senate. The column argues that the bill, which focuses on copyright in photographs, not only undermines consumer rights and privacy, but also fails […]
My weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) picks up on last week’s discussion of the need to name names as part of Canada’s privacy law by advocating further reforms to the privacy law framework. The column argues that for many for many […]
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 […]