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, November 02, 2005
The New Brunswick cabinet minister responsible for the Family and Community Services portfolio has recently resigned because of a leak of confidential personal information to the media. This is the second resignation from the NB cabinet over a privacy leak. From CTV News:
CTV.ca | N.B. minister resigns over privacy breach:
"SAINT JOHN, N.B. - New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord has had to accept the resignation of yet another cabinet minister who blurted private information in public.
Tony Huntjens, New Brunswick's Family and Community Services Minister, resigned Monday after he released the identity of a ward of the province to a newspaper reporter.
Huntjens is the second minister in three months to quit after mistakenly releasing information that is supposed to be kept private.
Environment Minister Brenda Fowlie quit in the summer after she blabbed about a zoning issue involving a Liberal politician...."
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