A Comparative Analysis of Canadian & Foreign Private Sector Privacy Laws

How effective are current privacy laws in Canada, particularly in the context of rapid and large-scale increases in personal data processing after 9/11?

Arthur Cockfield's paper "A Comparative Analysis of Canadian and Foreign Private Sector Privacy Laws" compares Canadian federal legislation that governs commercial transfers of personal information, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), with privacy laws of ten foreign countries, most of which are included the Project's international survey component: USA, France, the Netherlands, Poland, UK, Hungary, Australia, Mexico and Brazil. The analysis is intended to promote an understanding of whether the personal information of a Canadian resident is subject to similar legal protections when it is transferred to another country.