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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Tuesday, November 09, 2004
The online Christian Science Monitor from November 10, 2004 includes a good, feature-length article by Susan Llewelyn Leach on the privacy impact of making public databases available online. At one time, court and registry info was free for the browsing but it almost always involved a visit to the actual registries. Now, online access means the information is more easily grabbed, pumped into databases, combined with other data and mined for purposes unrelated to the reasons for which it was originally compiled. I highly recommend the article, available here: Privacy lost with the touch of a keystroke?.
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