#CyberFLASH: Digital Privacy Act Opens Copyright Loophole That TekSavvy-Voltage Case Closed

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Michael Geist, the Canada Research Chair in internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa, was the first to raise alarm bells about a provision buried within Bill S-4.

The bill would finally require organizations to tell Canadians when there had been a security breach involving their personal information. But the proposed rules also permit companies to voluntarily disclose personal information to another company, without a court order and without telling the person affected.

“The expansion of warrantless personal information disclosure raises enormous concerns,” Geist said. 

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