Michael Geist writes:
Later this month, the Federal Court of Canada will hear a case in Halifax that threatens Canada’s privacy law framework. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is contesting the constitutional validity of Canada’s private sector privacy legislation (PIPEDA), arguing it oversteps the federal government’s jurisdictional power. My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) argues that if successful, PIPEDA would no longer apply to thousands of Canadian businesses and new legislation such as the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (ECPA) would be imperilled.
Read more on his blog.