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, May 03, 2006
The Premier of the Province of New Brunswick is in hot water and one of this senior official has had to resign after a letter from an opposition politician concerning a constituent with an 18-month licence suspension for drunk driving was released to the media by the Premier's Press Secretary. The Secretary has since resigned and the Ombudsman of the province is investigating under the province's privacy legislation. (See: canadaeast.com - CP Atlantic Regional News. Hat tip to Pogo Was Right for the link.)
This sort of thing is not particularly new in New Brunswick, but you would think they'd learn. See: The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Politics and privacy: New Brunswick MLA resigns from cabinet over alleged violation of NB's privacy laws, The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Second New Brunswick Minister resigns over new privacy breach.
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