Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
February 12, 2008 7:50 AM   Subscribe

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has a blog. This is an "official" blog covering issues of privacy issues and legislation in Canada.
posted by blue_beetle (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Nice to see. Do they have these in America? I know that in B.C. you hear from the provincial privacy commissioner in the news quite frequently, but I don't recall hearing any statements from his American state or federal counterparts.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:10 AM on February 12, 2008

This is a interesting blog, blue_beetle. Thanks for finding it. They do a good job of summarizing the concerns and questions raised by new laws and initiatives, and highlighting the difference between American and Canadian practices. Worth reading.
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:59 AM on February 12, 2008

This is a great place to learn about how the US govt is collecting and misusing personal info. And hail, Canadian privacy overlords! Please conquer us.
posted by Mister_A at 9:19 AM on February 12, 2008

Good. Thanks, blue_beetle.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:19 AM on February 12, 2008

In other news, the US Senate just voted on an amendment that would strip retroactive immunity from the surveillance bill. It failed 31-67.

Obama voted yes, McCain shamefully but unsuprisingly voted no, and Clinton was absent.

Nice democracy and rule of law ya'll got down there. Boy, those democrats are sure shaking things up. No more kowtowing to the Bush Administration, except when their telco overlords demand it, or they fear it might make them look "weak" on torturing puppies, or something.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 10:33 AM on February 12, 2008

Oh, and after having had a chance to read this blog, it is refreshingly forthright, insightful and relevant. It's hard to believe that this is the official blog of a bureaucrat.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:13 AM on February 12, 2008

I linked to this in a comment back in the day.

Stuff like this makes me happy to be Canadian.
posted by blacklite at 7:44 PM on February 12, 2008

Something about the Privacy Commissioner having a blog seems eponysterical to me. I mean, is it even friends-locked, at least?
posted by roombythelake at 12:18 AM on February 13, 2008

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