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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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
A special Halifax Police/RCMP task force has recently made an arrest in Halifax in connection with a suspected card skimming operation. It is alleged that an employee at a gas station double-swiped customers' bank cards, first in the normal card terminal and then in a card reader, to capture card data. Then, the PIN entry was observed. This information was used to create new cards, which were then used by the fraudsters. Police say the scam may have had up to 400 victims: Latest charges bring total to 85 in bank card scam.
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