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15 Nov 2017, 5:33 pm by David Fraser
At a time when the courts and the rest of the justice system are grappling with how traditional Criminal Code offences and online misconduct intersect, the Ontario Court of Appeal has issued an important decision in R v. [read post]
20 Nov 2013, 12:52 pm by David Fraser
This afternoon, the Canadian Justice Minister and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced a new bill designed to counter specific aspects of online cyberbullying. [read post]
7 Nov 2012, 4:40 pm by David Fraser
An interesting debate over lawful access is playing out in the pages of the Windsor Star. [read post]
25 Nov 2013, 3:42 pm by David Fraser
Marijuana privacy breach class action blog postThis afternoon, my firm filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court against Health Canada (John Doe v. [read post]
11 Oct 2017, 5:45 am by David Fraser
The Government of Nova Scotia just announced that it is introducing new "secure" provincial ID cards and drivers licenses. [read post]
27 Mar 2013, 10:30 am by David Fraser
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision this morning in the case of R. v. [read post]
26 Jan 2016, 11:26 am by David Fraser
For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 12:01 pm by David Fraser
Ontario's well-regarded Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, is stepping down at the conclusion of her unprecedented third term, but is then stepping across town to take a prestigious new position at Ryerson University as the Executive Director of the Ryerson University Institute for Privacy and Big Data. [read post]
15 Feb 2013, 4:43 am by David Fraser
Jesse Brown at has had a great series of four posts on his blog there, which highlight that despite all the attention being lavished on Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and other American internet companies, the most ignored threat to the privacy of Canadians is the Government. [read post]
7 Jun 2017, 12:10 pm by David Fraser
It's official ... the ability to sue for damages under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) has been put on ice. [read post]
26 Nov 2015, 4:07 am by David Fraser
The CBC and the Canadian Press are reporting on comments made by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson calling for warrantless access to internet service provider customer information. [read post]
19 Feb 2019, 10:15 am by David Fraser
I was invited with my colleague Sarah Anderson Dykema to present on privacy by design for start-ups at Volta Labs. [read post]
7 Jun 2017, 8:21 am by David Fraser
I am hearing from reliable sources that the government has agreed to postpone the civil right of action under Canada's Anti-spam Law. [read post]
29 Dec 2012, 3:40 am by David Fraser
Over the past week, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has been notifying approximately 5000 people that their personal information has been lost. [read post]
11 Jan 2013, 5:19 pm by David Fraser
Here is the (ironically titled) media release regarding the loss of personal information of more half a million Canadians' personal information. [read post]
25 Apr 2013, 10:01 am by David Fraser
The Government of Nova Scotia today tabled Bill 61 to create the Cyber-safety Act. [read post]
8 Dec 2014, 2:04 am by David Fraser
Bruce Phillips, who served as Canada's Privacy Commissioner from 1991 to 2000 has died at age 84. [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 4:27 pm by David Fraser
The latest edition of the Canadian IT Law Association Newsletter (full disclosure: I'm a contributor, but didn't write this piece) has a very good summary of a recent case from Ontario (R v [Redacted on request], 2014 ONCJ 130) that held, among other things, that a person at a nude beach has no expectation of privacy. [read post]
18 Jun 2015, 3:18 pm by David Fraser
Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, which amends PIPEDA, has mostly been proclaimed into force by royal assent. [read post]