Post Tagged with: "outsourcing"

Privacy Commissioner Releases Guidelines for Processing Data Across Borders

In time for Data Privacy Day 2009, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released new Guidelines for Processing Data Across Borders.  The guidelines provides background on leading PIPEDA decisions.

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January 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Privacy Commissioner Rules USA Patriot Act Privacy Risks Mirrored in Canada

Assistant Privacy Commissioner has ruled that the privacy risks posed by the USA Patriot Act are similar to those found in Canada and therefore not grounds to rule that the privacy protection afforded by a U.S. email provider is not comparable to Canadian-based providers.  The finding arises from a complaint […]

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August 19, 2008 6 comments News

Alberta Privacy Commish Releases Outsourcing Report

On the heels of last week’s discussion over LSAT fingerprinting, Alberta Privacy Commissioner has released a lengthy report on the privacy implications of data outsourcing by public bodies. The report recommends ensuring that a public body has a template or check list in place to ensure that an outsource provider […]

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February 26, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Privacy Requires Action Not Rhetoric

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version; freely available hyperlinked version) focuses on comments last week from Prime Minister Paul Martin that the "question of civil rights is first and foremost in our minds" as the government prepares to introduce the lawful access initiative. I note that while Canadians […]

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October 17, 2005 1 comment Columns

The Three Stages of Canadian Privacy Law

My regular Law Bytes column (non-reg. hyperlinked version or Toronto Star version, homepage version) examines the development of Canadian privacy law, arguing that it is unfolding in three stages. The first stage focused on self-regulatory initiatives such as the CSA Model Code. When few companies were willing to bind themselves to the Code, Canada embarked on stage two by establishing national privacy legislation that emphasizes mediation and light regulation.

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April 11, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns