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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, November 16, 2004

Article: PIPEDA's free ride is coming to an end (Backbone Magazine) 

The edition of Backbone Magazine that came with today's Globe & Mail has an article that suggests 2005 will be the year when PIPEDA gets its due. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is finally coming out the mess created by the Radwanski regime and provinces are gearing up to enforce their own legislation:

Backbone Magazine - PIPEDA's free ride is coming to an end:

"It's been a year since the federal government extended the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) to include provincially regulated businesses. Since then, those companies have had it easy.

That's because, lawyers say, the office of the federal privacy commissioner has remained largely on the sidelines, putting its house in order since privacy czar George Radwanksi resigned last year under a cloud of questions regarding his spending and management style."

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