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, October 09, 2005
Sorry. Couldn't resist that headline.
City authorities in Boston are planning to require all beer vendors to send the names and particulars of everyone who buys a keg of beer in the city to the local police, so that the cops can drop by parties to check on how things are going. The privacy acspect of this commented upon, albeit briefly:
Big Brother' Watching
``Big Brother is watching,'' [Boston Detective Tom Sexton] said, in a reference to the George Orwell novel ``1984.'' ``I guess in some respects we are. But we're doing so for good reasons.''
Invasion-of-privacy arguments don't hold up, [Boston Licensing Board Chairman] Pokaski said.
``There's no privacy when alcohol is concerned because it is a highly regulated commodity,'' he said.
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