A key concept of many privacy laws is the definition of “personal data”, “personal information” or “personally identifiable information”. If it’s not “personal data”, you are likely outside of the scope of data protection laws, however that is a line in the sand which is constantly moving – in this article David Fraser of McInnes Cooper in Canada examines what that constantly shifting line means for privacy, and the individual.
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David Fraser of McInnes Cooper in Canada is a privacy and internet law counsel to some of the world’s best known brands. He regularly advises a range of clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – on all aspects of technology and privacy laws. He is the author of the popular Canadian Privacy Law Blog (blog.privacylawyer.ca). He has been honoured in each edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the category of Information Technology law. He is listed among the world’s leading lawyers in Internet and eCommerce Law in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is a regular contributor to the Canadian IT Law Association’s newsletter. David is secretary and director of Digital Nova Scotia (formerly ITANS).