Tuesday March 10, 2015

Handbook on European data protection law is a 2014 report, published by the European Union.

The rapid development of information and communication technologies underscores the growing need for the robust protection of personal data - a right safeguarded by both European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) instruments.

Technological advances expand the frontiers of, for example, surveillance, communication interception and data storage; all of these pose significant challenges to the right of data protection.

This handbook is designed to familiarize legal practitioners who are specialized in the field of data protection with this area of law. It provides

(Source: European Union)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Tuesday Mar 10, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday February 03, 2015

The University of Toronto Library is a subscriber to Archive-It, a service created by the Internet Archive.

Canadian content was purchased from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine and combined with the UofT Archive-IT site to create an archive of Government of Canada websites.

(Source: Webcast recording and the presentation slides of the Government Information Day (Nov. 1, 2013), available at the Government Information Day Website, session 1: Sam-chin Li)

This item first appeared on the MADGICal Web on January 13, 2014.

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Friday December 12, 2014

This interactive map "World's craziest laws" captures some of the world's strangest illegal behaviour. Wonder how many of these are still enforced?

In Canada, it is illegal to place children under the age of 5 in a refrigerator. I guess if you are over 5, it's fine.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Dec 12, 2014  Bookmark and Share

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