Well in advance of the January 1, 2004 deadline for Canadian provinces to provide privacy legislation in lieu of the federal legislation (PIPEDA), the 2001 Annual Report of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) calls for the adoption of Ontario's proposed privacy legislation (the Privacy of Personal Information Act, 2002). The report also recommends that the government address privacy concerns in the provision of security services and calls for the inclusion of public registries under the current access and privacy legislation. The report observes that during 2001, the volume of privacy-related requests, complaints and appeals all increased significantly in Ontario. View a copy of the report View the news release by the OIPC.


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