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31 Oct 2013, 3:42 pm by David Fraser
According to the CBC (I haven't found the decision yet), the Federal Court of Canada has called Bell "reprehensible" for accessing a customer's credit file without consent and then showing disdain for his complaint. [read post]
29 Oct 2013, 4:24 pm by David Fraser
Jennifer Stoddart, the federal Privacy Commissioner, has tabled her final annual report on the Privacy Act prior to her retirement from office in December. [read post]
29 Oct 2013, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman via @voxindie -> Site Blocking on the Agenda for Fresh Aussie Anti-Piracy Action -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-10-27: RT @privacylawyer: Five things you need to know about the tr… -> RIAA highlights vKontakte and others in Notorious Markets submission to USTR -> Anti-counterfeiting Bill reintroduced in House as Bill C-8 -> OSFI publishes… [read post]
28 Oct 2013, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
RT @privacylawyer: Five things you need to know about the transatlantic wiretap scandal -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2013-10-26 -> Forum selection clause in click wrap enforced in 5381 PARTNERS LLC v. [read post]
16 Oct 2013, 4:47 pm by David Fraser
Today's throne speech had some interesting things to say (but short on details) about the government's priorities. [read post]
27 Sep 2013, 8:53 pm by David Fraser
In the past few weeks, with little fanfare, the Manitoba legislature passed The Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act, which is expected to add Manitoba to the list of Canadian provinces with laws that are "substantially similar" to the federal PIPEDA. [read post]
23 Sep 2013, 3:45 am by David Fraser
Jennifer Stoddart, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, is continuing her pre-retirement campaign calling for reform of Canada's private and public sector privacy laws. [read post]
16 Aug 2013, 3:34 am by David Fraser
I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Chronicle Herald, setting out my concerns about Nova Scotia's new Cyber-safety Act. [read post]
7 Aug 2013, 9:22 am by David Fraser
Nova Scotia's Cyber-safety Act, which was jammed through the legislature with little debate, has been partially proclaimed into force today. [read post]
30 Jul 2013, 8:03 pm by David Fraser
A group of RCMP officers today filed a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, arguing that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police unlawfully trolled through their mental health records in order to discredit a psychologist who has been an outspoken critic of the force. [read post]
26 Jul 2013, 6:07 am by David Fraser
Just to be sure it was dead (even before it was born), Madam Justice Russell of the BC Supreme Court heaved a shovelful of dirt on the common law tort of invasion of privacy in British Columbia in Ari v. [read post]
24 Jul 2013, 5:58 am by David Fraser
This probably shouldn't be too surprising for lawyers practicing in this area, but a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court has stated that there is no common law tort of invasion of privacy in the province. [read post]
19 Jul 2013, 1:23 pm by David Fraser
The Federal-Provincial-Territorial task force on Cyberbullying and the Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images has today released its report. [read post]
15 Jul 2013, 7:40 am by David Fraser
Dan Michaluk just posted about the newly-approved settlement of the Canadian class action stemming from the Sony playstation hack (Settlement approved in Canadian cyber attack suit | All About Information). [read post]
13 Jul 2013, 8:11 am by David Fraser
Most Canadians are surprised to discover that we have a secret court, just like the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, that meets in a bunker in Ottawa, issuing secret warrants to do a range of cloak and dagger activities including wiretapping and installing bugs. [read post]
24 Jun 2013, 3:52 pm by David Fraser
No big surprise, but the Federal Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, has found that the federal government is seriously lacking as far as dealing with data breaches are concerned. [read post]
10 Jun 2013, 7:48 pm by David Fraser
This is interesting: The organization in the Canadian federal government -- the Treasury Board -- which sets the IT and privacy policies for the entire government is implementing a privacy breach notification policy only for itself. [read post]
10 Jun 2013, 4:00 am by David Fraser
For those Canadians whose eyes have been focused south of the border over the past few days, following the revelation of the Verizon court order and speculation about the PRISM program, it's worth remembering that Canada is in the national security / surveillance business as well. [read post]