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The Supreme Court on Privacy

David Fraser points out that the Supreme Court of Canada has just released a decision, H.J. Heinz v. Attorney General (Canada),  that includes a significant amount of privacy analysis.  The case involves privacy considerations within the context of Access to Information Act requests.  The divided court, which interestingly relies on the recent LaForest report on the potential merger of the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners, says several noteworthy things about privacy and reflects some differences on the court on the merits of judicial intervention on privacy grounds. 

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April 23, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Canada Drops Off the Spam Dirty Dozen

Good news today from Sophos as their quarterly report on the top 12 spam relaying countries did not include Canada.  This marks a major shift as Canada ranked as high as second only a couple of years ago.  While Sophos apparently attributes this to "the continued regulatory efforts as well […]

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April 20, 2006 4 comments News

We’re Number Eight!

The OECD’s latest report on country broadband statistics places Canada in eighth position worldwide.  While the release notes that this makes us the leading G7 country, this says more about how poorly the G7 countries rank than anything about Canadian success.  Indeed, it wasn’t long ago – in fact, only […]

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April 13, 2006 1 comment News

Privacy Commissioner Renews Research Program

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has announced the renewal of a national privacy research program.  Details on priorities and the program here.

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March 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Digitization Plans

The European Commission has announced that at least six million books, documents and other cultural works are to be put online and housed in the European Digital Library by 2010. The European Union's executive arm said it would help fund part of a network of digitization sites and study copyright […]

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March 3, 2006 Comments are Disabled News