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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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Friday, May 23, 2008

Commissioner launches book to assist with privacy law compliance 

The Federal Privacy Commissioner of Canada has today launched a new book, available online, to assist businesses in complying with PIPEDA. Here's the news release:

News Release: New book launched to help businesses comply with privacy law (May 23, 2008) - Privacy Commissioner of Canada

New book launched to help businesses comply with privacy law

TORONTO, May 23, 2008 – The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) today launched a new book to help businesses comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the federal private sector privacy law. Leading by Example: Key Developments in the First Seven Years of PIPEDA was unveiled at a three-day summit organized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Leading by Example shares insights gained since PIPEDA came into force in 2000 by highlighting some of the leading case findings on a number of important issues, including emerging technologies, data breaches and security measures.

“Hundreds of our findings and numerous judicial decisions together form an essential body of recommendations and case law,” says Assistant Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. “This new tool will help businesses comply with PIPEDA and improve their privacy practices.”

Leading by Example, as well as case summaries of some of the Commissioner’s findings, are available online at Privacy Commissioner of Canada is mandated by Parliament to act as an ombudsman, advocate and guardian of privacy and the protection of personal information rights of Canadians.


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