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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Thursday, February 09, 2006
The Law School Admissions Test now requires a fingerprint from the person being tested. I assume that this is to make sure that you are the person actually writing the test under your own name, rather than a ringer. Now, the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner and the Federal Commissioner are dealing with allegations that the practice is an invasion of privacy, but there are fears that the print and other info will find its way into the hands of US law enforcement under the USA Patriot Act. Check out the CBC story here: CBC British Columbia - Student fingerprinting sets off alarms
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