Privacy Journal

Smith, Robert Ellis
Year Published:  1978  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX831

A monthly newsletter that is, "...filled with American and Canadian news about the confidentiality of personal information." It describes, "...record-keeping in government and business, new invasions of privacy, new legislation, and (alerts) citizens to ways they can protect their personal privacy."

Abstract:  This monthly newsletter is, "...filled with American and Canadian news about the confidentiality of personal information." It describes, "...record-keeping in government and business, new invasions of privacy, new legislation, and (alerts) citizens to ways they can protect their personal privacy." If the May and August issues are a true indication, the primary orientation is to U.S. information. However, in the last section of the May issue are a few items relating to access to information banks and files in Canada. There is a brief report on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Confidentiality of Health Records in Ontario and the admission by insurance companies that they freely obtain medical records from doctors and hospitals without the consent of the individual. Nova Scotia is reported to have a law allowing citizens access to provincial government records. At the federal level, the quickest respondents to inspecting open government files are prisoners. These items are presented solely as bits of information with no analysis. However, names of contact people are presented as appropriate.

Periodical profile published 1978

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