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25 Feb 2013, 6:47 pm by David Fraser
The Toronto Star is reporting that the Privacy Commissioner's investigation of the loss of a USB device containing the sensitive personal information, health information and financial information of 5000 people has expanded to include Justice Canada. [read post]
7 Jun 2014, 5:51 am by David Fraser
In the past week, in a significant development, both Teksavvy and Rogers have released information that provides much greater insights into government demands for personal information from telecommunications companies. [read post]
21 Mar 2013, 3:10 am by David Fraser
I've written in the last little while about how we need to put the government under the same level of scrutiny that has been given to the private sector, especially in light of the nature of the relationship citizens have with the government. [read post]
14 Nov 2014, 7:18 am by David Fraser
I had the pleasure of sitting down to speak with Steve Murphy of CTV Atlantic about the publication ban in a very high profile child pornography / cyberbullying case here in Halifax. [read post]
16 Nov 2012, 6:11 am by David Fraser
As of October 10, 2012, the Federal Cabinet issued the Personal Health Information Custodians in Newfoundland and Labrador Exemption Order, which has the effect of ceding jurisdiction under PIPEDA with respect to health information custodians under the Personal Health Information Act of Newfoundland and Labrador. [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]
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]
24 Apr 2014, 7:07 am by David Fraser
The Supreme Court has just issued its decision in the case of Ontario (Community Safety and Correctional Services) v. [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]
15 Mar 2013, 4:24 pm by David Fraser
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that a US Federal District Court judge in San Francisco has ruled that National Security Letters are unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the separation of powers. [read post]
27 Apr 2013, 10:19 am by David Fraser
As I blogged yesterday, the Nova Scotia provincial government has tabled a bill in the provincial legislature to address cyberbullying. [read post]
14 Oct 2014, 9:48 am by David Fraser
Special guest post by Detective Constable Warren Bulmer of the Toronto Police Service. [read post]
19 Nov 2014, 3:51 pm by David Fraser
On 18 November 2014, the government of Alberta introduced Bill 3: Personal Information Protection Amendment Act, 2014 to address the shortcomings in the law that rendered it unconstitutional according to the Supreme Court of Canada in the UFCW Case. [read post]
20 Apr 2019, 6:24 am by privacylawyer
In seeking to revise crossborder dataflows, the OPC’s position would require consent for all transfers of personal information for processingThe Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has initiated a consultation that proposes to completely reverse its previous guidance on crossborder dataflows under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). [read post]
14 Jan 2013, 11:27 am by David Fraser
I posted this, this morning, on the Canadian Cloud Law Blog but it should be equally of interest to readers of this blog: Canadian Cloud Law Blog: Note to HRSDC: Cloud computing and remote access dramatically reduces the risk of portable device data breachesNote to HRSDC: Cloud computing and remote access dramatically reduces the risk of portable device data breaches The Canadian news has been full of reports related to two significant privacy breaches emanating from the federal ministry of Human… [read post]
25 Mar 2015, 5:47 pm by David Fraser
I was invited to speak with the Canadian Bar Association's Nova Scotia Family Law Section on cyberbullying law for family law practitioners. [read post]
25 Mar 2014, 7:16 am by David Fraser
The Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada has today tabled in Parliament the report of her investigation into the loss of a portable hard drive that contained personal information more than half a million student loan recipients by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 12:22 pm by David Fraser
As expected, the government has tabled amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, but this time in the Senate as Senate Government Bill - S-4. [read post]