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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Sunday, January 25, 2004
CRM Daily is reporting on a study I commented on a little while ago (see below). The study, by Michigan State University researchers, suggests that websites using the leading "privacy seals", such as TRUSTe, collect more personal information and protect is less than sites that don't use the seals, lulling useres into a false sense of security.
Enterprise Security Today (Online Security): Online Privacy Policies Misleading: "Companies use privacy policies not just to inform customers but also to persuade them to yield personal information despite lax privacy-protection measures -- which could harm them in the long run. 'Our findings suggest that the Federal Trade Commission's current self-regulatory policy is insufficient,' says researcher Nora Rifon."
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