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14 May 2013, 10:06 am by David Fraser
In case there was any doubt, the Canadian government is likely the greatest threat to the privacy of Canadians. [read post]
28 Apr 2019, 3:15 am by Barry Sookman
Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2019-04-20 https://t.co/3o2HBWBIOl 2019-04-21 Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2019-04-20 https://t.co/iSoyrgkg2Q 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 http://t.co/iVnJ9weFFK… -> Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Punishes Charities https://t.co/H2FUId5xO9 -> CASL “Sensible laws target bad behaviour, not render all behaviours bad until proven good” https://t.co/H2FUId5xO9 -> Here’s what you need to know about the new Canadian anti-spam law that is freaking everyone out http://t.co/YDqIJ1p6c4 -> Goldman Sachs demands… [read post]
26 Oct 2012, 5:49 pm by David Fraser
At a time when most observers say that Bill C-30, also known as the "lawful access" bill, is dead in the water, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police have today come out swinging calling for its revival. [read post]
8 Jan 2013, 3:28 am by David Fraser
According to the Canadian Press, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has commissioned law professor Karim Benyekhlef of the University of Montreal to design a compromise for lawful access and has submitted it to the government. [read post]
13 Oct 2010, 5:30 am by David T.S. Fraser
Celebrity stalking is about to get much, much, much easier thanks to a soon-to-be released app called Just Spotted. [read post]
29 May 2012, 5:40 pm by David Fraser
Today, the Federal Privacy Commissioner appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in its study on social media and privacy. [read post]
23 Dec 2013, 11:40 am by David Fraser
On Saturday, I blogged about the stunning decision of Justice Mosley of the Federal Court in IN THE MATTER OF an application by [xxxxx xxxxxx ] for a warrant pursuant to Sections 12 and 21 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. [read post]
17 Feb 2020, 4:23 am by privacylawyer
Regular readers of this (irregular) blog will recall the milestone case of Jones v Tsige, in which the Ontario Court of Appeal imported into Canada the US privacy torts. [read post]
6 Aug 2010, 4:05 pm by David T.S. Fraser
Dan Michaluk has a good summary of a very recent Federal Court of Canada case that found an access request (and the right to bring an application to the court) survives the death of the relevant individual. [read post]
30 Aug 2010, 5:34 am by David T.S. Fraser
A long-time friend of this blog just recently sent me a link to a new decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court (R. v. [read post]
4 Feb 2015, 6:29 pm by David Fraser
I was invited to speak to journalism students at the University of King's College about Cyber-bullying, the law, freedom of expression and the courts. [read post]
10 Jun 2014, 6:19 am by David Fraser
As I blogged yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada has announced that it will release its decision in the appeal from Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in R v Spencer, 2011 SKCA 144. [read post]
8 May 2010, 1:33 pm by David T.S. Fraser
Elizabeth Denham has just been appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, replacing David Loukidelis who has assumed the role of Deputy Attorney General for BC. [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]
31 Oct 2014, 7:57 am by David Fraser
Among the many reasons put forward for "lawful access" and warrantless access to personal information is the need to obtain information in missing persons cases, where the timeliness of obtaining phone information about a missing person can be pivotal in finding a missing person. [read post]
28 Jan 2015, 7:48 am by David Fraser
The CBC (CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents - Canada - CBC News) and the Intercept (Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads) have jointly broken a huge story about mass internet surveillance led by Canada at a breathtaking scale. [read post]
5 Oct 2010, 11:31 am by David T.S. Fraser
Jennifer Stoddart has today tabled her Annual Report to Parliament on the Privacy Act (2009-2010). [read post]
21 Jun 2011, 5:37 pm by David T.S. Fraser
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada today has tabled her annual report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA"), Canada'a private sector privacy law. [read post]