Latest news in the Accusearch file

As followers of Canadian federal privacy law might know, there was a complaint to the Office in June 2004 related to the operations of a US company called Accusearch, which promised to find confidential telephone records on anyone, for a fee. A detailed explanation of the case can be found in our Legal Corner, but the conclusion was a ruling from the Federal Court of Canada that web sites that are accessible from Canada may fall under the OPC’s jurisdiction for investigation.

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That data miner’s watching you

You know, you’re not really worrying quite enough about the information being collected about you, your preferences, your obsessions and your movements. Not by the government, not by security agencies or law enforcement officials, but by the companies that serve you everyday.

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