- Jun 18, 2018
On May 24, Canada’s federal privacy regulator, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, released a critical interpretation document intended to guide how companies subject to the federal private sector privacy act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, will be allowed to collect, use and disclose personal information, as viewed from the perspective of the reasonable person.
May 22, 2018
As police methods continue to evolve, so, too, have the top criminal boutiques.
May 1, 2018
Civil liberties groups are defending a Nova Scotia teen who has been charged with unauthorized use of a computer.
- Apr 16, 2018
You could well be excused for not noticing the recent passage of the U.S. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act on March 23, 2018. Better known by its catchy acronym, the Cloud Act, the law was tacked on to the 2,232-page, US$1.3-trillion omnibus budget bill one day ahead of its vote and was signed into law by President Donald Trump without the benefit of the usual congressional scrutiny, hearings or significant public debate.
Mar 6, 2018
Recommendations from a Parliamentary committee to strengthen the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and give more power to the federal privacy commissioner are likely being driven by privacy requirements coming into effect in Europe.
- Jan 29, 2018
Legal Aid Saskatchewan is looking at having lawyers use anti-theft cabling for their briefcases in different court locations after a privacy breach.
Dec 4, 2017
An appeal by the Toronto Real Estate Board has been dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal, the latest in an ongoing legal battle that’s attracted the notice of the competition bar.
Nov 29, 2017
A damages award of $4,100 handed down for a short appearance in a promotional video seems out of line with what’s historically been awarded for “light privacy invasions” in Canada, according to one privacy lawyer.
Oct 2, 2017
Police can capture an astronomical amount of information through new technologies, and privacy lawyers say there is little oversight or accountability.
- Aug 21, 2017
In a decisive victory for privacy rights and a clear rejection of broad anti-terrorism legislation, the Court of Justice of the European Union on July 26 quashed the pending agreement between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of passenger name record data as providing insufficient protection and inadequate safeguards for Europeans.
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