Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy tenth birthday to the Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Ten years ago, on January 2, 2004, I hit "publish" on the first post for this blog: Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Welcome to the Canadian Privacy Law blog. That was immediately after the full coming-into-force of the Canadian federal privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Since then, there have been 3647 posts and over two million page views. But, more importantly, I've had the opportunity to connect with and in many cases meet many of my colleagues and others who share my interest in privacy law. As a lawyer based in the relative hinterlands of Atlantic Canada, it has enabled me to build a practice exclusively devoted to privacy and internet law, working with great clients around the world who have to grapple with questions related to Canadian privacy law. I am sure that this would not have been possible without my blog.

For those who have been following since day one and others who have found this blog more recently, thanks so much for your support and encouragement. I am grateful. And I hope I can keep it up for another ten.

And if you're similarly inclined to take a stroll down memory lane, here are the most popular posts over the past ten years, at least in terms of page views:

1 - From August 2012 - Photographing and filming police officers in Canada

2 - From June 2006 - Can you record telephone calls without consent?

3 - From December 2006 - Phoenix airport rolling out backscatter x-ray tech

4 - From April 2011 - Cloud Computing and Privacy FAQ

5 - From August 208 - First conviction under Canada's new voyeurism law

6 - From February 2004 - Canadian privacy law and video surveillance

7 - From April 2010 - Some thoughts on street photography

8 - From February 2012 - The hidden gag order in Bill C-30 (aka the lawful access bill)

9 - From August 2007 - Montreal mall fake toilet cam raising concerns

10 - From March 2008 - Toilet cameras are for research purposes only

Thanks again for stopping by and for your support.

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