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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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 […]
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 […]
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
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)