Post Tagged with: "Patriot Act"

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 Commissioner Denies PATRIOT Act Complaints

The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has just released a much-anticipated finding arising from complaints over the potential disclosure of personal information to U.S. law enforcement authorities.  The complaints were launched after the CIBC changed its credit card user agreement to acknowledge that customer information could be disclosed to the U.S. authorities […]

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October 20, 2005 1 comment 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

U.S. Threat to Canadian Privacy

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Lawbytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) highlights his report, co-authored with Milana Homsi, on the privacy implications on U.S. law including the Patriot Act, grand jury subpoenas, and national security letters

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July 26, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Long Arm of the USA Patriot Act: A Threat to Canadian Privacy?

The Long Arm of the USA Patriot Act: A Threat to Canadian Privacy? Co-authored with Milana Homsi. Submission to the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner (2004)

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January 1, 2004 1 comment Reports