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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The views expressed herein are solely the author's and should not be attributed to his employer or clients. Any postings on legal issues are provided as a public service, and do not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice. The author makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained herein or linked to. Nothing herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.
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.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
The legal page in the Globe and Mail Report on Business section has picked up the story about the finding of the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner that faulted two law firms for their handling of personal information in the course of a business acquisition (Background: The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Alberta Privacy Commissioner faults two companies and their law firms for handling of employee information). The article is informative, but the real lesson is the fact that it was reported nationally, it names the law firms and this page is read by the colleagues, contemporaries and competitors of the lawyers in question. Privacy law is not just the domain of geeky privacy lawyers. Even corporate and securities lawyers need to know about it to keep their clients and their firms on the right side of the law and out of the news papers. See The Globe and Mail: Firms get wrists slapped over privacy breach.
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