Friday, June 11, 2004

Article: Privacy laws confusing firms

The Calgary Sun is carrying a Canadian Press story about a speech given by the Privacy Commissioner in Edmonton:

The Calgary Sun: Privacy laws confusing firms:

"EDMONTON -- Many small businesses are still confused about, or completely ignorant of, a new federal privacy law that governs commercial activities, federal privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said yesterday. Businesses have been required to follow specific rules for the collection, use and disclosure of information since Jan. 1.

Stoddart told the audience of more than 300 at a conference organized by the University of Alberta that the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act has caused great confusion.

'It is smaller organizations that feel overwhelmed by government bureaucracy,' Stoddart said. "

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