Canadian FOI Law

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 16, 2002

Publicly Available Personal Information and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act was commissioned by the government agency Industry Canada. This 59 page PDF documents the controversy over expanding efforts by the private sector to collect and disseminate personal data via the Web, as well as the availability of such data from court records and government databases. Part 3 of the study reviews how the U.S., the EU, New Zealand and Australia are confronting this issue.
For reference, please see Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, whose implementation began in 2001 and will be completed in 2004.

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