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
Today's San Francisco Chronicle has a column by David Lazarus about the difficulties in not only understanding some companies' privacy policies, but also knowing which applies as financial companies merge, sell accounts and outsource:
Looking-glass world of privacy policies:
Lazarus quotes a particularly sketchy policy, which essentially means the company will do everything it can legally do with your info. In the US, that's a lot of stuff:
"We do not disclose any nonpublic, personal information about our introduced customers or introduced former customers to anyone except as permitted by law."
That just wouldn't fly under PIPEDA.
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