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Greenleaf, Graham --- "Comment - not rough enough?" [1995] PrivLawPRpr 88; (1995) 2(7) Privacy Law & Policy Reporter 135

Comment - not tough enough?

The Canadian Standards Association 10 principles are a fairly conservative or conventional set, in comparison with the Australian Privacy Charter (see 2 PLPR 44), which includes specific principles in relation to anonymous transactions, public registers, and charging for privacy protection. More fundamentally, there is no recognition in the CSA principles that there are any external standards against which the justification for creating a personal information system should be measured. In contrast, Principle 1 in the Privacy Charter explicitly says that potentially invasive systems should not be introduced unless the public interest in so doing outweighs any consequent dangers to privacy. The CSA principles are being promoted heavily as a basis for self-regulation in Canada.

Graham Greenleaf


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