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16 Dec 2014, 8:56 am by Emma Durand-Wood
— Adam Jacobs (@ajacob24) December 9, 2014My final (Canadian) #clawbies2014 nomination goes to @privacylawyer and - Great resource for #privacy matters! [read post]
28 Apr 2019, 3:15 am by Barry Sookman
Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2019-04-20 2019-04-21 Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2019-04-20 2019-04-21 RT @privacylawyer: Privacy Commissioner of Canada reimagines #PIPEDA to require consent for cross-border data transfers. [read post]
3 Jul 2014, 5:30 am by Barry Sookman
@pennyharo Our gov’t “has less than zero sympathy” for impact on such business models… -> Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Punishes Charities -> CASL “Sensible laws target bad behaviour, not render all behaviours bad until proven good” -> Here’s what you need to know about the new Canadian anti-spam law that is freaking everyone out -> Goldman Sachs demands… [read post]
1 Nov 2012, 3:52 am by David Fraser
You may recall that on September 18, 2012, Detective Constable Warren Bulmer of the Toronto Police Service's Computer and Technology Facilitated Crime group had a guest post: Guest post: A police officer's take on informational privacy and the police in the digital age. [read post]
15 Apr 2013, 8:15 am by David Fraser
Pardon the interruption ... normal privacy-related posting will continue after this brief promotional message ...I recently attended the American Bar Association's annual TechShow in Chicago. [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 10:32 am by David Fraser
The Information and Privacy Commissioner has released her investigation report to allegations that Ontario police are routinely inputting sensitive mental health information into national police databases, which are not only accessible to all Canadian police departments, but also the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security. [read post]
1 May 2014, 7:19 pm by David Fraser
Earlier this week, Interim Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier dropped a bombshell: Law enforcement agencies asked nine Canadian telcos for personal information 1.2 MILLION times and received data in more than three quarters of those cases. [read post]
9 Mar 2015, 6:46 am by David Fraser
Bill C-13, entitled the "Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act", is now in effect. [read post]
27 Mar 2013, 3:57 pm by David Fraser
Let me preface this post by saying good on Telus for challenging the police for attempting to use a general warrant to get text messages instead of a wiretap order in the R v Telus case released by the Supreme Court of Canada (and summarized in Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Supreme Court of Canada says that wiretap order is required to obtain text messages). [read post]
9 Nov 2013, 2:54 am by David Fraser
An interesting discussion on Reddit brought a new Ontario case to my attention that has a lot to say about the right of a member of the public to video or photograph police officers in a public place in Canada. [read post]
1 Oct 2014, 6:06 am by David Fraser
I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association about the impact of Canada's Anti-Spam law on how they carry on their operations. [read post]
19 Feb 2015, 5:31 am by David Fraser
The Next Web is reporting that Lenovo has been shipping consumer laptops pre-equipped with adware (see: Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers). [read post]
24 Apr 2013, 11:13 am by David Fraser
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has just released its report on Canadian privacy laws and social media: House of Commons Committees - ETHI (41-1) - Privacy and Social Media - Report. [read post]
14 Oct 2014, 10:56 am by David Fraser
Only a short time until the Canadian Bar Association's 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium in Ottawa at the end of the month. [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]
30 May 2014, 11:47 am by David Fraser
Today, the British Columbia Supreme Court certified a class action against Facebook Inc. in connection with the "sponsored stories" feature of the web platform. [read post]
4 Jan 2013, 4:18 am by David Fraser
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta has chastised, in Order P2012-12 [PDF], a "speed dating service" for erroneously disclosing the e-mail address of a participant to a person who was not supposed to obtain it. [read post]
28 Jul 2015, 3:18 pm by David Fraser
In a decision issued on July 27, 2015 but not yet published (but available here as a PDF), the Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action against the Government of Canada for disclosing the personal health information of participants in the "Marihuana Medical Access Program" in a botched mailout that was intended to advise program participants about changes to the regulation, which ironically where said to protect privacy and safety. [read post]
11 Dec 2015, 3:50 am by David Fraser
Full disclosure: I was counsel to the applicant in this case.The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has just released its decision in Crouch v Snell, 2015 NSCC 340 (PDF).In the decision, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has declared the province’s cyberbullying law to be unconstitutional, from start to finish. [read post]