Securing business information

An in-depth look at Canada’s response to the privacy threat posed by the USA Patriot Act
By Christine A. Carron and Jakub Malczewski
|Canadian Employment Law Today

In the spring of 2004, the British Columbia government announced it would consider outsourcing some data processing functions, including personal information held by the government. Various parties, including B.C. public-sector unions, objected to such outsourcing.

One of the grounds raised was that, as a result of the

USA Patriot Act