Quebec has become the latest province to introduce legislation to guard against Patriot Act misuse of Canadian personal information. The legislation reportedly will include mandatory disclosures of security breaches and increased fines for companies that fail to comply with the law.
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Concerns over the use of Patriot Act to access Canadians’ personal information spilled into the House of Commons yesterday. See this exchange between Joe Comartin and Treasury Board President John Baird.
David Fraser notes that Nova Scotia has become the latest province to introduce legislation designed to address the privacy concerns raised by the Patriot Act. B.C. and Alberta have also taken action.
The Canadian government has released a new document establishing a strategy for concerns about cross-border data flows, the USA Patriot Act, and personal privacy. I’ll have more to say about the document soon.
The Alberta government last week introduced Bill 20, which is designed to stop compelled disclosures of personal information under the USA Patriot Act. The bill creates fines of up to $500,000 for violating provincial laws governing disclosure of records. The fines arise for violation of the following provision: "A person […]