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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]
28 Apr 2014, 1:19 pm by David Fraser
For the lawyers who read this blog, this topic may be getting tired but I'm regularly confronted by business folks who have heard very little about Canada's new Anti-SPAM law (CASL). [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]
10 Mar 2017, 5:42 am by David Fraser
Professor Teresa Scassa has a very interesting comment on her blog about a recent case from the Federal Court of Canada, O’Grady v. [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]
20 Oct 2017, 2:35 am by David Fraser
On October 19, 2017, the CRTC issued its decision in a constitutional challenge to CASL brought by CompuFinder. [read post]
5 Nov 2014, 3:44 am by David Fraser
The Federal Court of Appeal has confirmed the decision by Justice Moseley which found that CSIS and the Department of Justice had lied and withheld material evidence in order to get warrants under the CSIS Act to surveil Canadians outside of Canada. [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]
18 Jun 2014, 5:20 pm by David Fraser
The Federal Court, in the recently issued decision in Henry v Bell Mobility 2014 FC 555 (not yet on CanLII or the Court's site) has awarded a very modest sum of damages to a customer of Bell Mobility whose phone account was accessed by an impostor. [read post]
23 May 2013, 8:30 pm by David Fraser
Today, at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Canadian conference, the Canadian Privacy Commissioner unveiled her proposals for significant privacy law reforms. [read post]
30 Oct 2014, 8:36 am by David Fraser
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released its annual report on the Privacy Act, Canada's federal public sector privacy legislation, for 2013-2014. [read post]
1 Apr 2019, 6:54 am by David Fraser
Not sure how I missed this one when it came out in January ...The Ontario Court of Justice has refused to order an accused to unlock his smartphone or to provide the crown with the password for the device. [read post]
16 Aug 2013, 3:34 am by David Fraser
I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Chronicle Herald, setting out my concerns about Nova Scotia's new Cyber-safety Act. [read post]
28 Nov 2014, 8:04 am by David Fraser
Nova Scotia's new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, Catherine Tully, has just tabled the annual report for 2013 [PDF]. [read post]
7 Nov 2014, 7:22 am by David Fraser
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently released its decision in McIntosh v. [read post]
5 Feb 2015, 7:25 am by David Fraser
The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal in the case of Re X. [read post]
14 Mar 2013, 2:53 am by David Fraser
The CBC is reporting on the Canadian Government's relatively new Standard on Privacy and Web Analytics, which was launched earlier this year. [read post]
2 Jan 2014, 4:59 am by David Fraser
Ten years ago, on January 2, 2004, I hit "publish" on the first post for this blog: Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Welcome to the Canadian Privacy Law blog. [read post]
10 May 2017, 1:35 pm by David Fraser
Tort regarding non-consensual distribution of intimate images supplements recent criminal amendments The Alberta legislature has passed a bill to provide civil remedies for victims of the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. [read post]