Privacy policy, and the interaction of privacy protection with other policy.

CIPPIC News Release on Alberta privacy decision

NEWS RELEASE - July 8, 2005

Surreptitious keystroke logging by employers held illegal in Alberta

In a precedent-setting case, the Alberta Privacy Commissioner has ruled that surreptitious employee monitoring by way of keystroke logging violates that province's public sector privacy law. The case was brought by an individual who lost his job as a computer technician at a public library after he discovered and complained about a keystroke logging program that was monitoring his computer use. The individual represented himself, relying on legal advice provided by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC).

Treasury Board President responds to BC RE: Privacy and the USA Patriot Act

Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board issued the following statement
in response to the report issued by the Information and Privacy
Commissioner for British Columbia on Privacy and the USA Patriot Act.

USA infringing the privacy rights of Canadians?

I believe that two stories I read recently have an important link. There is a story about the BC Privacy Commissioner finding that the USA Patriot Act threatens the private data of Canadians ( Reuters , CBC). There is also a story in The Oregonian about how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers economic issues, including PCT (Patent, copyright, trademark) infringement, to be important.

Security firms struggle with 'lawful access' proposal

If Canadian law enforcement agents gain access to Internet records for investigative purposes, encryption technology may have to open up too. A privacy advocate, law professor and CGI consultant read between the lines.

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See also: LexInformatica's Cybercrime and Lawful Access pages.

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