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The Maclean’s Story

Given that the government will be introducing its lawful access bill today, there is something eerily appropriate about the timing of this week’ s Maclean’s cover story on the shocking privacy invasion of Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart’ s phone and cellphone records. For those that have not seen the story […]

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November 15, 2005 3 comments News

Unequal Privacy Protection

The Alberta Privacy Commissioner recently issued a noteworthy decision on the use of keystroke logging in the workplace that hits home for several reasons.  First, the facts of the case: an employee at an Alberta library uncovered the fact that his supervisor had installed a keystroke logger program on his […]

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July 8, 2005 1 comment News

Ontario Privacy Commissioner Calls For Privacy Breach Reporting Law

Congratulations to Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian for being the first Canadian privacy commissioner to speak out for what should be self-evident: Canada needs a law that requires organizations to report privacy or security breaches to their customers.

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June 24, 2005 1 comment News

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

Privacy Breaches Shouldn’t Stay Private

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) calls on Canadian lawmakers to follow the California lead by adopting a law that requires organizations to publicly disclose privacy breaches to their customers. It argues that privacy breaches, including instances of misused personal information or […]

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February 14, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns