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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Sunday, June 12, 2005
Note to self: Make sure you are sending your faxes to the right place. Addendum: Make sure that if you do screw up, you don't accidentally send faxes to someone who is already mad at you.
CANOE -- CNEWS - Canada: Credit info in wrong hands:
"It seems Equifax Canada can't get the fax or the facts right after the credit agency sent detailed personal information about three Canadians to a Lindsay man.
Scot Paterson, 42, who's been battling the agency for two years to update his credit history, received a fax this week with the addresses, social insurance numbers, driver's licences and credit card information on three people living in Scarborough, Ottawa and Montreal.
When his wife called the company to notify them of the privacy breach, she was told it was 'impossible' for such an error to occur and that they were too busy to check their faxes, he said.
Paterson got the profiles on three strangers within minutes of faxing his own personal information to Equifax in a bid to straighten out his credit history...."
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