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, April 25, 2005
Offshoring of medical information processing is not only a concern in North America ... Australians are also raising it as an issue:
Alarm as private medical files go offshore - Next - http://www.smh.com.au/technology/:
"... Lyndie Arkell, CEO of Melbourne-based Ozescribe, believes sending such sensitive information overseas could breach Australia's national privacy legislation and certainly puts that information at risk. Ms Arkell points to a recent case in the US in which a woman in Pakistan who had been transcribing medical documents for doctors in America threatened to post patient details on the internet unless she was paid money that she claimed was owing to her...."
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