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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Sunday, April 09, 2006
Google and Earthlink have teamed together to offer a wifi network throughout the San Francisco area. Google can't do anything without causing worry about privacy among some. The concern with this initiative is that now Google will not only know where you've been online, but where you've been in real life. Interestingly, most commentary is not about whether Google knows, but the fact that they'll retain a handy drove of location information that may be of interest in law enforcement and PIs. See: Boing Boing: Privacy worries over Google/Earthlink WiFi plans in SF. See also a fair amount of coverage in the traditional online media.
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