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Professor Geist Recognized for Media Work

Professor Geist has received the first annual University of Ottawa’s Rector’s Award for service to the University through media and community relations. The award recognizes service to the community by sharing expertise through the media. see: Press release also see: Canadian Privacy Law Review Information

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November 19, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Privacy and Expectations

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Lawbytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) contrasts privacy compliance in Canada and the U.S. It argues that while Canada may have enacted comprehensive privacy legislation, there are minimal expectations that the law will be enforced aggressively. It concludes that organizations with […]

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November 17, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

Canada’s Last Mover Advantage

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the issue of Canadian ratification of the WIPO Internet treaties in light of a recent parliamentary committee's demand for ratification within months. The column argues that Canada enjoys a last mover advantage by […]

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November 3, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns Update #14

The site has added 15 new PIPEDA decisions recently posted by the Federal Privacy Commissioner’s office. The new decisions include: DECISION #207 – Cellphone Company Meets Conditions for Opt-out Consent (August 6, 2003) DECISION #205 – First Name Disclosed Without Knowledge and Consent (August 5, 2003) DECISION #204 – […]

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October 31, 2003 1 comment News

Quebec Privacy Commissioner Nominated to Federal Post

Jennifer Stoddart, Quebec’s current privacy commissioner, has been nominated by the Canadian federal government to assume the post of federal privacy commissioner. Stoddart is expected to face tighter scrutiny than past commissioners due to this summer’s controversy involving ex-commissioner George Radwanski. see: Globe and Mail coverage also see: Canadian Privacy […]

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October 30, 2003 Comments are Disabled News