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Professors: PIPEDA Not Tough Enough

PRIVACY LAW

June 4, 2010

In a paper presented at the 2010 Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, two professors suggest that the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is not specific--or stringent--enough to protect Canadians online, the Montreal Gazette reports. Researchers Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier and David Young of St. Francis Xavier University also contend that it is difficult to enforce Canadian privacy laws in instances where data is stored on servers located in other countries. Given the constant struggle to keep policies in step with technology, the pair cautions that while privacy may be expected, it cannot be assumed.
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