Privacy Commissioner of Canada Links Copyright Reform and Privacy

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has again raised concerns with the federal government with respect to the potential privacy implications of proposed revisions to the Canadian Copyright Act. In a letter dated January 18, 2008, the Commissioner notes that both anti-circumvention laws and ISP subscriber data retention obligations raise significant privacy concerns for Canadians, and invites the government to avail itself of her office’s assistance.

  • Letter with respect to possible amendments to the Copyright Act, 18 January, 2008
  • Lettre au sujet des modifications possibles à la Loi sur le droit d’auteur, le 18 janvier 2008