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, July 19, 2006
The flow of findings posted on the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has slowed to a trickle this year, but the floodgates opened long enough to release seven new findings today. I'll comment on them in greater detail before too long, but here are their titles and links:
- PIPEDA Case summary #334: Bank requires piece of identification before responding to request for access to personal information
- PIPEDA Case summary #333: Canadian-based company shares customer personal information with U.S. parent
- PIPEDA Case summary #332: Bank issues new guidelines and educates employees after customer information is faxed to the wrong individual
- PIPEDA Case summary #331: Credit card account history disclosed to estranged spouse
- PIPEDA Case summary #330: Assistant Commissioner considers the nature of certain dispute resolution processes in denial of access complaint
- PIPEDA Case summary #329: Wireless phone company improves safeguards for estranged spouses
- PIPEDA Case summary #328: Medical records storage company revises its access policy
In a conversation with the Assistant Commissioner, I've been told that there is no shortage of complaints but only a shortage of complaints that raise novel issues. Astute observers will note that most of these findings deal with novel issues, particularly situations of marital breakdown.
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