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I also write commentary for the Canadian and international media.

 “Government’s efforts to introduce privacy rules for federal political parties wholly inadequate and totally cynical.” The Hill Times, May 1, 2023

“Privacy czar’s Home Depot investigation exposes weaknesses in Ottawa’s New Privacy Bill.”  The Hill Times, March 14th, 2023.

Data-driven elections and the key questions about voter surveillance, The Conversation, August 5, 2019.

I have written opinion articles for the Globe and Mail:

B.C. Privacy Ruling over political party data collection is a victory for voters’ privacy, Globe and Mail, March 22, 2022.

“Politicians must defend Canadians’ online privacy from Big Tech — and from politicians themselves.”   Globe and Mail, December 26, 2019,

“A data-driven election can be ethical.”  Globe and Mail, August 13, 2018.

I have also written a series on privacy, political parties and elections for

Other publications on privacy can be found in Privacy Laws and Business International Report, and in Privacy Perspectives, the journal of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

I also write for online outlets such as CIGI Online.

The “Adequacy” Test:  Canada’s Privacy Protection Regime Passes, but the Exam is Still On, CIGI Online, April 3, 2024

“Privacy is like yoga – and other myths.”  CIGI Online, February 8, 2023

As Parties Build Digital Profiles of Voters, the Risk of Breaches Grows, CIGI Online, September 15th, 2021

And comment on various podcasts:

Law Bytes Podcast (On Bill C-47 and attempt by government to shield federal political parties from privacy regulation) with Michael Geist

Law Bytes Podcast (On the Shrems II decision) with Michael Geist

Podcast on “What is Privacy and Why does it matter”  Competition Lore with Caron Beaton-Wells, September 11, 2018..