The Canadian Privacy Landscape
There’s a really interesting article at Blogging on the Identity Trail, “Bouquets and brickbats: the informational privacy of Canadians:”
In the course of our investigations, I frequently found myself reflecting on two broader questions: first, I wondered how best law could protect the personal information of Canadians—and by extension the privacy of Canadian citizens—in the Canadian marketplace. Examining the data brokerage industry afforded me the opportunity to consider the effectiveness of privacy legislation in the face of an industry whose sole purpose is to assemble and trade personal information about Canadians. Second, I wondered about who was the biggest culprit responsible for the slow erosion of personal informational privacy that has occurred in Canada over the last several decades. Having the opportunity to consider how data on Canadians was collected, compiled, distributed and used in the data brokerage industry afforded me the opportunity to consider culpability from several perspectives.
Very much worth the read.