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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Tuesday, May 11, 2004
There has been no shortage of spilled ink (or spilled electrons) on the impact of the US Patriot Act on the privacy of Americans. One aspect of the law has raised the ire of the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia. He alleges that the law puts Canadian privacy at risk because it reaches into American companies that handle Canadian personal information, in Canada:
"U.S. Patriot Act worries Privacy Commissioner
WebPosted May 11 2004 02:28 PM PDT
VICTORIA - B.C.'s Privacy Commissioner is asking the provincial government for extra money to examine the ability of U.S. authorities to access confidential information in Canada
The U.S. Patriot Act allows American law enforcement agencies to access private information held by U.S. companies.
That could include include information held by Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. companies. "
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