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20 Nov 2019, 6:38 am by privacylawyer
I was honoured to be asked to give a breakfast presentation to the Canadian Security Association Atlantic Chapter on surveillance and security technology and the law. [read post]
26 Nov 2009, 5:27 am by David T.S. Fraser
Some readers of this blog may be interested in this seminar that I'm giving for the Nova Scotia Barristers Society in a couple of weeks. [read post]
16 Aug 2012, 5:07 am by David Fraser
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia, Elizabeth Denham, has a very good and thoughtful opinion piece in yesterday's Vancouver Sun: Privacy is a partner, not a foe, in medical researchMedical research is vital to all British Columbians. [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]
28 Mar 2014, 5:32 am by David Fraser
The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine (CCCA Magazine) Spring 2014 edition had a strong focus on privacy, "Managing your Privacy Risk: An In-house Guide." [read post]
25 Oct 2010, 9:59 am by David T.S. Fraser
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released her draft report on her 2010 Consumer Privacy Consultations that focused on "Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting and Cloud Computing. [read post]
29 Nov 2010, 9:17 am by David T.S. Fraser
The Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, is the subject of a very complimentary editorial in today's Ottawa Citizen.On guard for privacy OTTAWA CITIZEN NOVEMBER 29, 2010 7:55 AM The rule for political survival under Stephen Harper's government seems to be: smile and nod, and hope no one notices you. [read post]
8 Jun 2011, 7:40 pm by David T.S. Fraser
Facebook is edging back into the privacy spotlight with the expected global roll-out of assisted tagging of photos using facial recognition. [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]
19 Nov 2014, 12:16 pm by David Fraser
I wrote this as an opinion for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, where it was printed on 19 November 2014: The story of the past week has been the publication ban in the “high profile child pornography case” (Google it), when it should have been a discussion about sexual assault, child pornography and cyberbullying.The police have investigated a number of instances of clear violations of the publication ban and have declined to press charges. [read post]
22 Apr 2013, 5:20 am by David Fraser
Following the passage of Bill 38, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Information and Privacy Commissioner will be given new powers investigate privacy breaches when the bill is proclaimed into force this spring. [read post]
30 Nov 2009, 10:02 am by David T.S. Fraser
The New York Times is reporting on an agreement reached between European ministers and the United States for restored access to information about bank transfers processed by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT). [read post]
8 Apr 2011, 3:26 am by David T.S. Fraser
France has just passed a stunning decree that would require online service providers to retain a host of information to be made available to law enforcement, including: Information furnished when agreeing to a contract or opening an account, including first name, last name, business name, associated mailing addresses, and pseudonyms utilized, associated e-mail addresses and accounts, telephone numbers, and passwords as well as data permitting the verification or modification of the password. [read post]
14 Oct 2019, 9:16 am by privacylawyer
The United States Department of Justice and the United Kingdom Home Office have announced that the two countries have signed a bilateral agreement “On Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crime”. [read post]
23 Dec 2010, 11:29 am by David T.S. Fraser
The Washington Post has an interesting interview with the head of privacy for the European Union, highlighting some of the differences between continental and American approaches to consumer privacy. [read post]
4 Nov 2011, 6:38 am by David T.S. Fraser
The Public Safety Minister responds to the scathing criticism of "lawful access" by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (see here): Minister of Public Safety responds National Post · Nov. 2, 2011 | Last Updated: Nov. 2, 2011 3:07 AM ET Re: Privacy Invasion Shouldn't Be 'Lawful,' Ann Cavoukian, Oct. 31. [read post]
23 Oct 2012, 10:25 am by David Fraser
This morning I had the pleasure of speaking at the High Technology Investigation Association (Atlantic Chapter) annual professional development event. [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]
29 May 2014, 8:04 am by David Fraser
I just spoke with a friend at the CRTC who alerted me to the following ongoing consultation which has an interesting privacy angle. [read post]
12 Apr 2011, 4:43 pm by David T.S. Fraser
US Senators John McCain and John Kerry have introduced a bill entitled the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights (PDF), which appears to be similar to Canada's PIPEDA. [read post]