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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]
22 Jan 2016, 6:22 am by David Fraser
I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. [read post]
18 Jan 2016, 5:54 am by David Fraser
I blogged a couple of days ago about the important case of R v Rogers, 2016 ONSC 70 (Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Ontario court provides clear guidance on privacy and "tower dumps" in R v Rogers and Telus). [read post]
15 Jan 2016, 12:21 pm by David Fraser
I was invited this week to present a webinar to the Conference Board of Canada's Council of Chief Privacy Officers on the current and upcoming changes to Canada's privacy law as a result of the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4). [read post]
14 Jan 2016, 9:26 am by David Fraser
It is becoming clear that internet companies and telcos are the guardians of personal privacy in this connected age. [read post]
13 Jan 2016, 12:32 pm by David Fraser
A recent case from the Ontario courts suggests -- quite strongly -- that PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and Blackberry security have been cracked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. [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]
10 Dec 2015, 7:45 am by David Fraser
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has just tabled his Annual Report on the Privacy Act to Parliament for 2014-2015. [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]
13 Nov 2015, 8:32 pm by David Fraser
I had the great pleasure of speaking at the annual conference of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association's annual meeting in Toronto on the topic of legal issues related to the use of drones by the media and in journalism in Canada.For anyone who may be interested, here's the presentation: [read post]
4 Nov 2015, 6:17 am by David Fraser
I had the pleasure of presenting at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference this week, on the topic of privacy and drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles or unmanned aerial systems). [read post]
29 Oct 2015, 8:11 am by David Fraser
This morning, the Supreme Court granted leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in University of Calgary v JR, 2015 ABCA 118. [read post]
6 Oct 2015, 6:12 am by David Fraser
The European Court of Justice has just declared that the European-American Safe Harbour framework to be invalid. [read post]
29 Aug 2015, 3:36 am by David Fraser
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, at their annual conference, just passed a resolution looking to resurrect the lawful access debate following R. v. [read post]
17 Aug 2015, 6:00 am by David Fraser
A case I am involved with is hopefully heading to argument on Friday in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on whether the province's Cyber-safety Act goes too far in infringing Charter protected speech. [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]
17 Jul 2015, 4:04 am by David Fraser
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. [read post]
8 Jul 2015, 5:54 am by David Fraser
The Federal Court of Appeal in Condon v Canada, 2015 FCA 159 (not yet available online), has reversed a lower court decision to not certify claims of negligence and breach of confidence in the class action lawsuit that followed the Federal Government's loss of a hard drive containing personal information about 583,000 Canada Student Loan recipients. [read post]
8 Jul 2015, 5:30 am by David Fraser
The Canadian federal government has released "Transparency Reporting Guidelines", to provide companies with guidance on reporting law enforcement and national security requests for customer information. [read post]