e-Privacy Management Systems offers a number of online publications of interest information technology practitioners, and access and privacy professionals.


Computer World Canada

Mr. Boufford writes a regular column - Privacy Perspectives - on privacy for ComputerWorld Canada. The columns are reprinted here after publication. 

Enhanced privacy protection on the way for Canadians [Volume 15, Number 9, May 7, 1999.] 

Consider before venturing into surveillance [Volume 15, Number 11, June 4, 1999.] 

It's important to remember the Internet never forgets [Volume 15, Number 15, July 30, 1999.]  

Computer matching is intrusive. Proceed with caution. [Volume 15, Number 20, October 8, 1999] 

Both sides of Ontario's high-tech ID [Volume 16, Number 5, March 10, 2000.]

Forgetting Web site privacy could put e-com at risk [Volume 16, Number 9, May 5, 2000.]  

Credit cards with zero limits could secure on-line shopping [October 22, 2000.]

Privacy need not be a victim of increased security  [November 2, 2001.]

CIPS does good works  [November 30, 2001.]

Don’t let the Web bugs bite  [February 8, 2002.]

Surfing doesn’t equal slacking  [May 17, 2002.]  

Take a balanced approach to security  [May 31, 2002.]

Prepare to surrender your data  [November 1, 2002. (Not available online)]


CIPS Position Papers

Implementation and Operational Guidelines on Privacy and Information Technology (1997) 

CIPS's Position on E-Mail & Internet Surveillance (2000)

CIPS Position on Copyright Reform (2001)

Consultation on Lawful Access (2002)

Comments on the Proposed Levies to be Collected for the Sale, in Canada, of Blank Audio Recording Media During the Years 2003 - 2004 Supplement to the Canada Gazette, March 9, 2002


University of New Brunswick Law Journal

Privacy on the Information Highway (1998) 47 U.N.B.L.J. 219. This article is based upon Mr. Boufford's speech at the Human Rights and Information Technology Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick on April 28, 1997. The article was published in the University of New Brunswick Law Journal in 1998. 


Third Party articles relevant to the privacy profession

Ten Commandments of Computerization This article by the Canadian law firm of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt discusses the obligations of companies when implementing or using information technology. It is reprinted here with the permission of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt. 


Information and Privacy Commissioner

Commissioned originally by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Mr. Boufford’s report on The Advantages of Electronically Processing Freedom of Information Requests: The MNR Experience can be found at Information and Privacy Commission/Ontario website. The report can be found at:


Financial Post

"IT Governance: An Opportunity or Hindrance?": published in the Financial Post magazine (CIPS Joint Venture Supplement to the National Post p. 72. April 2006). The article can be found at: