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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Saturday, April 01, 2006
Bob Aaron, in the Toronto Star, writes about a recent decision from the Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario that may force the province's police forces to disclose lists of all houses that have been used for marijuana "Grow Ops" or chemical labs (TheStar.com - Ruling may force police to list grow houses). In response to a request for this information from the media under Ontario's freedom of information law, the London police force refused on the basis that such a disclosure would interfere with law enforcement and would be an invasion of privacy. The Assistant Commissioner dismissed both those claims and concluded that the public interest was an over-riding concern. The decision, dated February 17, 2006 is here.
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