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.
Thursday, October 28, 2004
An article in last week's Vancouver Sun reports on the opinions of a leading public health researcher that privacy zealots and their bureaucratic brethren are blocking valuable research:
Our privacy rules 'block health research: Important studies held back, scientist says
"Privacy and ethics rules in Canada are choking studies into everything from the hazards of cellphones to the ill-effects of living near busy, polluted roads, says a leading public health researcher...."
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