The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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This web site is presented for informational purposes only. These materials do not constitute legal advice and do not create a solicitor-client relationship between you and David T.S. Fraser. If you are seeking specific advice related to Canadian privacy law or PIPEDA, contact the author, David T.S. Fraser.
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
"One big impediment until now has been Big Brother privacy fears. Critics say the chip attached to a package of Gillete Mach III razors could keep beaming its location all the way to the buyer's home, paired with his name and address that's in the store's computer database. And the chip attached to a coat or jacket even could be tracked to reveal the user's visits to a bank, a shopping mall or a strip club. But proponents say that's not a likely scenario because the establishment would have to be equipped with RFID antennas to pick up the signal.
Still, to assuage such privacy fears, Metro added an extra computer terminal at the store exit. Shoppers can de-activate the chip inside each product one at a time if they don't want their purchases tracked beyond the store's exit."
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