Canadian reaction to the Patriot act

Oct 31st, 2004

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Category: General Security

Canadian reaction to the Patriot act

Theere’s a very interesting post over at Dana Epp’s ramblings at the Sanctuary : B.C Privacy Commissioner says the USA Patriot Act violates privacy laws
I think one very interesting thing which this action may stir up, is given the apparent dichotomy between US privacy laws and the EU Data Protection Directive, why hasn’t more action been taken by the various european data protection commissioners to ensure that data relating to EU citizens is properly handled when in the US. Right now the guidelines (at least what I’ve seen of them) seem fairly vague and not really in keeping with the level of rigour that the rest of the act’s provisions have…

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