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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Tuesday, July 03, 2007
The Telegraph online has an interesting article on the tendency of people to let it all hang out on sites such as Facebook. This is not news, but what is interesting is that banks are having to change their identity verification practices because some "security questions" are no longer as secure or as secret as they used to be once your life is being lived online. See: Fears over Facebook identity fraud Uk News News Telegraph.
And a word of caution: don't put your birthdate and your address on your profile. Those two bits of data are often enough to pull your credit report and lead to unfortunate results. And if someone you're dealing with thinks your mother's maiden name leads to security, walk away.
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