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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Monday, November 08, 2004
David Canton's most recent column in Canoe's CNews is dedicated to avoiding e-mail mistakes that can easily and inadvertently cause you privacy headaches:
CANOE -- CNEWS - Tech News David Canton: E-mail poses privacy problems:
"E-mail has revolutionized our workplaces, made workers more efficient and freed us from our desks. But this same communication technology also poses particular privacy risks that need to be carefully considered to minimize accidental disclosure of personal information.
A recent decision by the privacy commissioner of Canada is an example of that risk.
Letters sent by traditional mail can be addressed incorrectly, but e-mail takes the risk of privacy infringement to a whole new level. It's easy enough to do, as anyone who has accidentally clicked on the 'reply to all' button can attest.... "
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