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, April 28, 2005
The Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner has released his report following an investigation of police using their information systems to target two individuals for an "improper purpose":
OIPC:This incident was originally reported at PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law: Edmonton cops investigated for misusing law enforcement databases. The Calgary Herald is also covering this story: Commissioner says police violated privacy laws.
"Investigation Report F2005-IR-001
Investigator finds EPS members used personal information in contravention of the FOIP Act. It was alleged that members of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) inappropriately used the service's information systems and the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) in relation to two individuals for an improper purpose.
Click to view more information Investigation Report F2005-IR-001"
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