Michael Geist

CP

Blown Chances, Bogus Claims and Blatant Hypocrisy: Why Yesterday Was a Disastrous Day for Canadian Privacy

Bills C-13 and S-4, the two major privacy bills currently working their way through the legislative process, both reached clause-by-clause review yesterday, typically the best chance for amendment. Instead, the day was perhaps the most disastrous in recent memory for Canadian privacy, with blown chances for reform, embarrassingly bogus claims from the government in defending its bills, and blatant hypocrisy from government MPs who sought to discredit the same privacy commissioner they were praising only a few days ago.
CP

Anti-Spam Law Arrives, 3 Years Late

OTTAWA - It will be another six months before Canada's new anti-spam law begins to come into force, following its passage three years ago.Industry Minister James Moore says most of Bill C-28 will be t...