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Lessons From the Identity Trail

For the past several years, my colleague Ian Kerr has led a remarkable project focusing on anonymity, privacy and identity in a networked society.  The project – one of the largest funded SSHRC grants in history – brought together dozens of experts from across Canada and around the world.  It […]

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April 8, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Kerr on Privacy Idealism

My colleague Ian Kerr posts a great speech he recently delivered on the importance of privacy "idealism" in advocacy.

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July 24, 2008 1 comment News

Kerr on Searching for the Privacy Balance

My colleague Ian Kerr has a great op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen on last week's Supreme Court of Canada privacy-related decisions.

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May 1, 2008 1 comment News

Smells Like Teen Spirit

My colleague Ian Kerr offers a lyrical and thought-provoking look at what we can expect of the reasonable expectation of privacy.

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January 10, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

PIPEDA Hearings – Day 07 (ITAC, CBA, Ian Kerr)

The PIPEDA hearings continued on Monday with a robust debate on order making power, naming names, and the effect of contractual provisions on privacy protection.  The Information Technology Association of Canada uniformally argued that PIPEDA works fine, changes are unnecessary and costly, and dismissed proposed provisions such as naming names or order making power.   My colleague Ian Kerr focused on contractual issues, while the Canadian Bar Association supported order making power with the development of a new tribunal.

While I was not in attendance, the notes from the hearing suggest that this hearing would be better named "ITAC Attacks".  In its zeal to dissuade the committee from recommending any changes, ITAC made several unsubstantiated claims including claims that most organizations approach the commissioner where security breaches occur, that there is a good level of privacy compliance in Canada, and that the U.S. is not less prone to privacy invasions than Canada (all offered without reference to any supporting study).  It would be worth noting which companies comprise ITAC's membership and inquire directly whether they support the strongest assault yet on reforms that might improve Canada's privacy law framework.

The full notes of the day's event, from Kathleen Simmons, are posted below:

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December 13, 2006 Comments are Disabled News