In the coming months, Industry Minister David Emerson will lead the federal government on a review of Canada's national privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Critics are likely to call for tougher enforcement measures, better reporting of decisions, and an end to the Federal Privacy Commissioner's policy that shields organizations that are the target of successful complaints.
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CIBC Breach Spotlights Jurisdiction Gap in Canadian Privacy Law
Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the emergence of a jurisdictional gap in Canada’s privacy law. According to a recent letter from the Privacy Commissioner, the legislation does not extend to investigating organizations without a physical presence in Canada. […]
As It Happens – Successful Spam Complaint
As It Happens – Successful Spam Complaint, Professor Geist discusses his successful PIPEDA complaint against the Ottawa Renegades. The complaint was the first to address the issue of unsolicited commercial email and PIPEDA.
Rising to the Privacy Reform Challenge
My weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) picks up on last week’s discussion of the need to name names as part of Canada’s privacy law by advocating further reforms to the privacy law framework. The column argues that for many for many […]
Canadian Privacy Ruling Illustrates Need for Changes to Reporting System
Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star column Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article) focuses on a recent PIPEDA finding involving an inadvertent email disclosure. The column contrasts the finding with a similar incident in the United States and argues that for Canadian privacy law to garner the respect […]