Privacy law continues to expand and develop at an amazing pace. Most organizations that control or possess personal information know that they are required to have privacy policies and provide access rights, and understand their obligation to safeguard personal information. However, privacy compliance also involves meeting a “reasonableness” standard, which evolves over time. Recent decisions by the various Privacy Commissioners in Canada and case law developments have imposed upon organizations the need to periodically review their privacy compliance in order to verify whether they meet current standards.

type Privacy and Access to Information Bulletin - August 2009 - Privacy: Recent Hot Button Issues