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Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act went into
effect in Canada on January 1, 2001. The law is a step in the wrong direction
because it saddles the private sector but exempts the government.
Unlike governments, businesses have incentives to put privacy practices in
place: they don't want to lose customers. Also, to avoid business's prying
eyes, individuals can use contracts and a variety of privacy-protecting
technologies. These types of protections are far superior
to government rules that are useless at best, costly and annoying at worst.
When it comes to avoiding government's gaze, there is no choice. If the
government wants your data, you must comply and hope that they won't
abuse it or lose it. That makes government security and data collection
practices the most pressing privacy issues facing Canadians, Americans, and
others around the globe.
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, Canada
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