||What's Going On in Canada?
Jack Action writes "Up in Canada, the Privacy Commissioner of the province of British Columbia is recommending an immediate freeze on all outsourcing of public data to US-connected firms, [url="http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N29550091.htm"]Reuters[/url] and the [url="http://vancouver.cbc.ca/regionalnews/caches/bc_privacy20041029.html"]CBC[/url] are reporting. After extensive consultations, the Privacy Commissioner has found that the USA Patriot Act threatens the private data of citizens even if they don't live in the USA (repeat: non-Americans are at risk). You can visit the Commissioners website, and download a [url="http://www.oipcbc.org/sector_public/usa_patriot_act/pdfs/report/privacy-final%20summary.pdf"]summary[/url] or the [url="http://www.oipcbc.org/sector_public/usa_patriot_act/pdfs/report/privacy-final.pdf"]full report[/url]." And reader digity writes "The long-standing Canadian battle on [url="http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/soundoff/story.html?id=d24ea0f5-cb50-429b-a4ff-d99d212d87a1"]grey-market satellite dishes[/url] took a surprising turn in a Quebec courtroom yesterday. The grounds: freedom of expression.
Yet another reason to come to the Great White North!" [:D]