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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/04/2003

B.C. privacy legislation flawed

Ottawa

— Proposed privacy legislation in British Columbia does not pass the test set by the federal government, according to federal privacy commissioner George Radwanski. In a letter to the B.C. government, Radwanski said the federal government would not recognize the law because there are “a number of very grave deficiencies.” Federal legislation comes into force on Jan. 1, 2004 in all jurisdictions that have not passed legislation that is “substantially similar.” According to Radwanski, the B.C. legislation — if passed as is — would still be in force but would operate concurrently with the federal law, not replace it.

Older workers less cost effective

Toronto