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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Saturday, October 29, 2005
The Canadian Judicial Council has recently been struggling with the balance between open courts and privacy when making court records available online. It has just released its Use of Personal Information in Judgements and Recommended Protocol (pdf here). Until recently, legal publishers have taken it upon themselves to selectively edit judgements to conform with publication bans, but more courts are releasing their own decisions online. The protocol does not deal with electronic access to court records themselves, but hopefully a protocol for that will be forthcoming.
Thanks to beSpacific for the link.
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