The Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s office has announced that it has dropped an appeal of a B.C. decision involving video surveillance activities by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The prior commissioner unsuccessfully launched an action over the matter last year. see: Press release here. also see: Coverage here.
The Canadian Federal Court has upheld a Privacy Commissioner decision involving a privacy claim over the phone companies’ practice of charging for unlisted phone numbers. The court deferred to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission policy on the matter see: Decision here. also see: Coverage here.
A Canadian parliamentary committee investing Canada’s former privacy commissioner released its report on Friday. The report chronicles the committee’s view that the ex-commissioner deliberately misled the committee an includes copies of many relevant documents. see: Report at also see: Coverage here.
Canada has named a former House of Commons clerk as the new interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Robert Marleau succeeds George Radwanski, who now faces accusations that he gave a financial officer a buyout to silence his concerns over financial practices in the office. see: Coverage here also see: and […]
George Radwanski, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner has resigned. Radwanski had been under extreme pressure to resign from his position following revelations of significant travel expenditures and possible deception of a parliamentary committee. see: Coverage here also see: and here.