Privacy Superhero Reveals Her Plan
Jan 27, 2011, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"By virtually every measure, 2010 was a remarkably
successful year for Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer
Stoddart. Riding the wave of high profile investigations into the
privacy practices of Internet giants Facebook and Google, Stoddart
received accolades around the world, while garnering a three-year
renewal of her term at home.
"Last week Stoddart used her first public lecture of 2011 to put
the Canadian privacy and business communities on notice that she
intends to use her new mandate to reshape the enforcement side of
Canadian privacy law. Speaking at the University of Ottawa,
Stoddart hinted that she plans to push for order-making power,
tougher penalties and a "naming names" strategy that may shame some
organizations into better privacy compliance practices.
"Canadian privacy law has quietly undergone some important
changes in recent years. Legislation designed to implement changes
to the broad-based private sector privacy law (PIPEDA) has been
stuck in the slow lane, but the federal government has passed
anti-spam and identity theft legislation, while several provinces
have enacted health privacy and security breach disclosure