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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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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Canada second in global privacy ranking 

Privacy International, a global privacy advocacy group, has released its annual ranking of privacy around the world. This year, Canada ranked second, after Germany. The United Kingdom is 33rd and the US is 30. From the via Michael Geist.

The full report isn't on the Privacy International website yet, but here's the full list from the Globe:

Privacy International's rankings of 37 countries, with the best at No. 1. Some countries are tied.

1. Germany

2. Canada

3. Belgium

3. Austria

5. Greece

6. Argentina

6. Hungary

8. France

8. Poland

8. Portugal

8. Cyprus

12. Finland

13. Italy

13. Luxembourg

13. Latvia

13. Estonia

13. Malta

18. Denmark

18. Czech Republic

18. Ireland

18. Lithuania

18. New Zealand

18. Slovakia

24. Australia

24. Spain

26. Slovenia

26. Netherlands

28. Israel

28. Sweden

30. United States

31. Thailand

31. Philippines

33. Britain

34. Singapore

34. Russia

36. Malaysia

36. China


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