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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Friday, May 20, 2005
Canadian and American security agencies are increasing their sharing of data about international passengers. The Canadian Press is pointing out that privacy laws on the each side of the border make the data untouchable to those on the other side:
CANOE -- CNEWS - Canada: U.S. security files with Cdn data off-limits:
"... However, a Canadian barred from flying into the U.S. may not be able to contest the information held by the Americans. This is because Canadians, unlike American citizens, cannot use the U.S. Privacy Act to obtain personal files from Washington.
'Canadians do not have the right to challenge the data held by U.S. authorities,' says the privacy assessment.
Use of Canada's Privacy Act is also usually limited to citizens and residents of Canada...."
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