Wednesday, September 22, 2004

BC Privacy Commissioner delays PATRIOT ACT report a second time

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC says his report on the impact of the USA PATRIOT ACT on the privacy of British Columbians will be delayed a second time:

Privacy commissioner delays again report into impact of Patriot Act on B.C.:

"'The sheer volume of the submissions and the complexity of the issues have forced a second extension of the report's release date,' said Mary Carlson, director of policy and compliance for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commission.

The commission received more than 500 submissions from individuals, governments, other privacy commissioners, businesses, unions, technology associations, non-profit associations, civil liberties groups, health care bodies and seniors' organizations."

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