U.S. Patriot Act Raises Canadian Privacy Fears

A Canadian province has opened a fractious debate over whether a U.S. anti-terrorism law invades its citizens’ privacy, a move that could affect how American firms do business with Canada. British Columbia’s top privacy official is probing complaints that the U.S. Patriot Act allows the FBI to use U.S. firms — and their foreign subsidiaries — to gain access to Canadians’ medical and financial records. The law, enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, gives the FBI broad powers to collect information from companies without the subjects of the probe knowing they are under investigation.Full Story

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