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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Friday, October 21, 2005
Thanks to David Canton for e-mailing me about this story out of the University of Western Ontario: It appears that someone posted a listing of graduate students who had applied for scholarships on a web server. The information included names, social insurance numbers and whether they had been successful in previous competitions. The university has sent letters to the thousand affected students, informing them that the info was online and had been taken down. In the meantime, it had been indexed (and presumably cached) by Google and viewed at least fourteen times. Concerned students are being told to place a fraud alert on their credit files. See London Free Press - City & Region - Students' personal data posted on Internet in error. Also, check out David Canton's post: eLegal Canton: UWO student personal data posted on Internet.
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