[Politech] Why not to have a privacy commissioner, from Jim Harper [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Thu Oct 02 2003 - 09:42:40 PDT

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    I saw the National Post story on the plane to Ottawa yesterday. It was the 
    top story with a banner headline. I haven't read the auditor general's 
    report myself, but if the allegations are correct (I have no reason to 
    believe otherwise) it really is a fiasco up here.
    It looks like the report is available here:
    And a Globe and Mail story about the RCMP starting a criminal investigation:
    From: "Jim Harper" 
    To: <declan@private>
    Subject: Why not to have a privacy commissioner
    Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 09:11:36 -0400
    I don't know if you've seen this, but Canada's Privacy Commissioner fiasco 
    Credit where credit is due: At least Canada will punish what wrongdoing is 
    found.  Europe probably gives its privacy bureaucrats <i>carte blanche</i> 
    to free-spend tax dollars.
    Jim Harper
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