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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This web site is presented for informational purposes only. These materials do not constitute legal advice and do not create a solicitor-client relationship between you and David T.S. Fraser. If you are seeking specific advice related to Canadian privacy law or PIPEDA, contact the author, David T.S. Fraser.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Here's an interesting comment on The Information Security News blog from Clearwater Associates on using RSS instead of mailing lists to reduce your privacy risks. In short, if you don't have a mailing list that can be compromised, you effectively reduce the risk of having your mailing list compromised. And it gives complete control to your readers. Check it out here:
The Information Security News - Blog Archive - Editorial: How RSS can reduce privacy risks:
"Offering web site content updates via an RSS feed rather than by opt-in email can reduce the risk of privacy exposures. Because subscribing to an RSS feed is a 'pull' technology, it avoids the collection of personal information (email address, name, etc.) that would normally get collected in order to maintain a subscription to a site update alert, newsletter or digest..."
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