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, September 04, 2005
A research study about smoking at Indiana University has been suspended by the university's Institutional Review Board (the US equivalent of a Research Ethics Board) after information related to study participants was released to someone trying to track down former students in connection with organizing a class reunion. The research project, funded by the National Institutes of Health was one of the largest longitudinal studies into smoking and attitudes towards smoking in the US. See TheIndyChannel.com - News - Smoking Study Suspended Because Of Privacy Concerns. Also, Washington Post: University Suspends 25-Year Smoking Study.
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