Happy Canada Day. I’m told that this Digest is read by folks who live outside of Canada, so they must have some sort of interest in what’s going on here in the privacy world. To them, I say enjoy July 1 by doing something especially Canadian. Maybe play a little road hockey. Have a good Canadian beer. Or, really indulge and get a poutine or beaver tail! Or, even better, some Canadian oysters!
It means something significant for me to live in Canada. I believe in this country, and, more than that, I believe in the potential of this country. I believe in its values — diversity, acceptance, a willingness to help those who need a hand. And, I believe in privacy.
Sure, I rant about how Canada may be falling behind, but all is not lost. As I said, I think there’s a lot of potential here for us to get it right. There was a time when Canada had model privacy legislation, and, without that much change, we could be in that position again.
They are expecting a half million people on Parliament Hill on Saturday. I hope to be one of them. And, yes, I will endure the extra security checks and give up some of my privacy to be a part of it. Is that a little ironic, or is it just the Canadian thing to do?
Hope you have a fantastic weekend, everyone.
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