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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The views expressed herein are solely the author's and should not be attributed to his employer or clients. Any postings on legal issues are provided as a public service, and do not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice. The author makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained herein or linked to. Nothing herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.
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.
Friday, October 01, 2004
Other than privacy (which is overwhelmingly the majority of my practice), I'm also an IT/technology lawyer. Before PIPEDA and the emergence of privacy as a legal discipline, IT took up all of my practice. In light of this, I was kindly invited by the Project Management Institute to give a presentation of the legal perspective of IT project management, which I did today.
I have seen far too many technology projects go completely sideways because there was no legal input in advance or because the contract was drafted by a software engineer and "legal" is called in after the development is complete to review the poorly drafted (or completely inappropriate) agreement the day before they plan to sign it. Aargh. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The presentation is available here, for anyone who may be interested: IT Project Management: The Legal Perspective.
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