Friday, January 20, 2006

The Canadian angle on the sale of phone records

Today's Vancouver Sun is running a rather lengthy article on Canadian angle of the current "phone records for sale" controversey. It covers a number of important points, starting with the unsettling reality that Canadian privacy laws are currently impotent when it comes to how companies outside Canada deal with the personal information of Canadians. Michael Geist make the point pretty strongly. The author also intereviewed reps from Bell Canada and Telus, all of whom say that security is being beefed up in light of the attention this is getting. See: Privacy laws not protecting phone records.

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