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17 Feb 2014, 12:00 pm by David Fraser
Apparently the Canadian government plans to appeal a Federal Court decision that roundly chastised the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Communications Security Establishment of Canada and Department of Justice for misleading the Court in order to get warrants to have "Five Eyes" partners spy on Canadians outside of Canada. [read post]
12 Feb 2014, 4:54 pm by David Fraser
Yesterday, I blogged about the first cyberbullying prevention order issued under Nova Scotia's Cyber-safety Act. [read post]
12 Feb 2014, 3:48 am by David Fraser
A judge of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has issued the first "Cyberbullying prevention order" under the province's Cyber-safety Act. [read post]
3 Feb 2014, 6:42 pm by David Fraser
If you were watching today's testimony of John Forster, chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada and Michel Coulombe of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Agency before the Senate national security and defence committee, you probably noticed the consistent denial that they were intercepting "private communications", in contrast to metadata. [read post]
31 Jan 2014, 11:58 am by David Fraser
Dulcie McCallum has resigned as Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, effective next week. [read post]
28 Jan 2014, 10:46 am by David Fraser
This Special Report to Parliament on surveillance oversight is important and will hopefully be carefully considered by the government of Canada: News Release: Interim Privacy Commissioner provides recommendations to Parliament for the protection of privacy rights in national security efforts - January 28, 2014Ottawa, January 28, 2014 — On the occasion of International Data Privacy Day, a special report to Parliament by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, with specific… [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 1:56 pm by David Fraser
Crossposted from Canadian Cloud Law Blog: Microsoft to agree to local storage of foreign users' data: According to the Financial Times, Microsoft is going to break from the pack of other cloud service providers by agreeing to store data locally. [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 10:08 am by David Fraser
The smart folks a the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto are calling for Canadian telecommunications companies to come clean about the extent to which they provide customer information and law enforcement agencies and under what circumstances. [read post]
14 Jan 2014, 5:11 pm by David Fraser
On January 29, 2014 I'll be in Toronto with a great group of privacy advocates and privacy experts at the invitaion of Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian for a symposium entitled Big Surveillance Demands Big Privacy - Enter Privacy-Protective Surveillance - Real Privacy. [read post]
7 Jan 2014, 3:22 pm by David Fraser
The Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) has said, in a new informational website meant to be more transparent, that it sometimes "incidentally" intercepts the communications of Canada when fulfilling its mandate, though it often deliberately does so when assisting other agencies. [read post]
7 Jan 2014, 2:48 pm by David Fraser
The Regina Leader Post has a very fitting tribute to Gary Dickson, who is retiring as Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan: Editorial: Dickson will be a tough act to follow Gary Dickson has done fine job as privacy watchdog THE LEADER-POST JANUARY 7, 2014 Gary Dickson announced last week that he would be resigning from his post as Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner. [read post]
3 Jan 2014, 2:04 pm by David Fraser
The long-serving and very well-regarded Information and Privacy Commissioner for the province of Saskatchewan, Gary Dickson, has announced he will be stepping down effective as of the end of this month: Sask. information and privacy commissioner stepping down | CTV Regina News.I have had the great pleasure of getting to know Gary over the years, particularly in connection with his very gracious relationship with practitioners in the Canadian Bar Association's National Privacy and Access Law Section.… [read post]
2 Jan 2014, 4:59 am by David Fraser
Ten years ago, on January 2, 2004, I hit "publish" on the first post for this blog: Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Welcome to the Canadian Privacy Law blog. [read post]
30 Dec 2013, 9:07 am by David Fraser
Over the past number of months, Halifax Chronicle Herald reporter Selena Ross has been researching the failure of the authorities to lay any charges in the Rehtaeh Parsons case (until political pressure resulted in the case being reopened). [read post]
23 Dec 2013, 11:40 am by David Fraser
On Saturday, I blogged about the stunning decision of Justice Mosley of the Federal Court in IN THE MATTER OF an application by [xxxxx xxxxxx ] for a warrant pursuant to Sections 12 and 21 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. [read post]