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Alberta Privacy Commissioner Rebukes Two Canadian Firms for Privacy Breaches

Canadian lawyers got a painful lesson about the legal dangers of filing electronic data when the Alberta Privacy Commissioner's office rebuked two respected firms last week for publishing personal employee information on a public Web site. Stikeman Elliott LLP of Toronto and Montreal and Shtabsky & Tussman LLP of Edmonton were singled out for disclosing home addresses and social insurance numbers in connection with a complex corporate buyout.

Firms get wrists slapped over privacy breach, Globe and Mail, July 21, 2005.