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, April 12, 2006
According to the NYT, the US IRS has gotten approval from a Federal Court to get taxpayer information from PayPal. The information sought is about American taxpayers who have bank accounts, credit cards or debit cards issued in more than 30 countries that are reputed to be tax havens. This is part of a wider effort to stem tax evasion. PayPal is just another means that those with money stashed offshore can spend it in the US. See: I.R.S. Asks PayPal for Taxpayer Data - New York Times.
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