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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Thursday, February 03, 2005
Further to my previous post on the hacking incident at harvard (See: PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law: Incident: Harvard Hacked), the most recent edition of the Harvard Crimson has an opinion piece about the potential safety impact of this particular breach of privacy:
The Harvard Crimson Online :: Opinion:
"...Among those who could have been affected by the glitch were students with 'secure flags,' which mandate that their personal information be kept absolutely secret. The purpose of these flags is to protect students who have legitimate reason to fear a leak of this information -- celebrities or those in political asylum, or even students fearing a stalker. Health Services' mistake compromised the safety of these students...."
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