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-- VANCOUVER -- Sweeping changes to Canada's home on the World Wide Web will put the country on the vanguard of Internet privacy.But all that's about to change.
It's long been standard for website registrars to publicly provide detailed contact information for individuals who own domain names under dot-ca and dot-com through an easy Internet search called a Whois (pronounced who-is).
The Canada Internet Registration Authority says it will buck the trend by June 10, instituting new privacy policies that will protect private information from roaming eyes.*
Bringing the Internet authority's policies in line with the law on June 10 will let potential whistleblowers – or those worried their political blog postings will lead to a home visit from a dissatisfied Internet user – breathe a little easier, Mr. Geist said.