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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Monday, December 05, 2005
According to Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security, a US federal employee has been busted for misuse of one of the massive databases of personal information made available to law enforcement and other privileged users. Candice Smith of Missouri pleaded guilty after being snared using the databases to find out if anyone was investigating her second job, working as a prostitute. She also admitted to looking up her ex-husband. Thanks to EPIC West for the link. EPIC West also has a link to an interesting tidbit from 2002: Top 10 List of Police Database Abuses.
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