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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This web site is presented for informational purposes only. These materials do not constitute legal advice and do not create a solicitor-client relationship between you and David T.S. Fraser. If you are seeking specific advice related to Canadian privacy law or PIPEDA, contact the author, David T.S. Fraser.
Monday, February 06, 2006
The New York Times continues to lead the pack on reporting on privacy and security issues. On Saturday, the NYT ran an article on the increasing frequency with which law enforcement are seeking information from internet service providers in connection with investigations of all kinds: Increasingly, Internet's Data Trail Leads to Court - New York Times.
As I have said here, if you don't need the data, don't keep it. That data can be stolen, compromised or you could find yourself an information collector for law enforcement and others. Responding to privacy incidents is costly and dealing with subpoenas is also expensive. Check out: The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Don't keep the data that you don't need.
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