Privacy Commissioner annual report to Parliament on PIPEDA

The Federal Privacy Commissioner released her annual report to Parliament last week on Pipeda.  This report summarizes her department's activities over the past year.  Noteworthy elements include:

  • Comments on how quickly technology (such as social networking) is transforming our lives - and the privacy issues that arise from those (eg. facebook, Google street, Bell deep packet inspections, GPS tracking).
  • Efforts to deal with international aspects of privacy.
  • An investigation into the mortgage brokerage industry.