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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Sunday, November 07, 2004
I blogged on the topic of blacklisting those who return merchandise to retailers a little while ago (Retailers demanding ID, tracking returns), based on a brief article from Fortune Magazine (which is not available online anymore). Now, MSNBC has a more extensive article on this database, and others that are increasingly being used to profile consumers and employees, often without any regard to nuances that may affect the accuracy of the information:
MSNBC - Some shoppers find fewer happy returns:
"...As more personal information is collected into databases, computers have been handed increasing power to make decisions about our everyday lives. The technological systems aim to solve costly and important business problems, but the proliferation of these 'electronic blacklists' has alarmed consumer and privacy advocacy groups who say many databases have incomplete, incorrect or misleading information...."
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