In response to my recent Toronto Star column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) defending PIPEDA, Canada’s privacy law, the paper today features a debate over the arguments presented in that column. Professor Richard Owens argues that PIPEDA "tarnishes lawmaking, impedes business unnecessarily and threatens constitutional disorder", while […]
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In Defense of PIPEDA
Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes on the recent rise of criticism of PIPEDA Canada’s federal privacy legislation, which has been recently labelled a multi-dimensional mess by critics. The column argues that replacing the single federal standard with potentially […]
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)
Canada’s Privacy Law Days Away From Full Effect
With PIPEDA scheduled to take full effect on January 1st, the media is beginning to take notice. Professor Geist comments in this Ottawa Sun article on the readiness of Canadian business to comply with the new law. see: Ready or Not, New Privacy Law’s Here also see: True Extent of […]
Canadian Privacy Law Beset By Uncertainty
My latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column examines recent privacy law developments in Canada. It argues that the newprovincial legislation and federal court rulings have lent an air of uncertainty about who is ultimately responsible for enforcing and interpreting Canada’s privacy legislative framework. see: Toronto Star column