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12 Feb 2012, 8:46 am by David Fraser
The Canadian federal government is expected to table its latest iteration of "lawful access" legislation in Parliament this week. [read post]
4 May 2012, 2:11 pm by David Fraser
There's a lot of buzz around the internet on the FBI's quiet effort to have the Communications Assistance to Law Enforocement Act expanded beyond traditional telcos to include anyone who provides communications services online. [read post]
9 Jul 2012, 4:47 pm by David Fraser
Luis Millan at Law In Quebec has a very interesting article on the Privacy Commissioner's recent calls for order making powers and the ability to levy fines. [read post]
11 Feb 2013, 2:46 pm by David Fraser
According to the CBC, Bill C-30 is officially dead and any replacement measure will not have a provision for warrantless access to customer information: Government killing online surveillance bill - Politics - CBC NewsFederal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the controversial Bill C-30, known as the online surveillance or warrantless wiretapping bill, won't go ahead due to opposition from the public.Canadians rallied against the bill after the public safety minister told an opposition MP that he… [read post]
3 Feb 2014, 6:42 pm by David Fraser
If you were watching today's testimony of John Forster, chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada and Michel Coulombe of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Agency before the Senate national security and defence committee, you probably noticed the consistent denial that they were intercepting "private communications", in contrast to metadata. [read post]
25 Feb 2014, 4:38 pm by David Fraser
In a decision issued yesterday, the Federal Court ordered the the identity of plaintiffs in a putative class action against Health Canada should be protected to allow them to pursue their claim against the Government for the breach of privacy of members of the Medical Marihuana Access Program. [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]
20 Apr 2010, 12:21 pm by David T.S. Fraser
Google has just announced a new "Government Requests tool", which shows graphically how many governmental requests Google and YouTube receive for either user information or to take down content. [read post]
20 Apr 2010, 2:55 am by David T.S. Fraser
International data protection regulators are meeting in Washington, DC and are planning to hold a press conference this afternoon. [read post]
1 Oct 2014, 1:20 pm by David Fraser
Hot on the heels of Telus' transparency report, SaskTel has also released its very first transparency report [PDF] on government data demands.It's worth giving the report a look, and noting that SaskTel is the only telco in Canada that is also subject to a public sector privacy law that has very broad latitude for data disclosure to law enforcement. [read post]
11 Sep 2014, 11:42 am by David Fraser
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released the results of the second Global Privacy Sweep carried out by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN). [read post]
6 Oct 2014, 12:07 pm by David Fraser
The 18th annual conference of the Canadian Information Technology Law Association is coming up in Montreal, October 20-21, 2014. [read post]
17 May 2011, 4:57 pm by David T.S. Fraser
Today, May 17, 2011, Patrick Leahy introduced a bill to amend and substantially fix the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). [read post]
12 Mar 2013, 3:57 am by David Fraser
In two related complaints against two summer camps, the Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada faulted the camps for exchanging information about a camp applicant without adequate consent. [read post]
27 Mar 2013, 10:30 am by David Fraser
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision this morning in the case of R. v. [read post]
25 Feb 2010, 4:59 am by David T.S. Fraser
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta has just ordered Marks' Work Wearhouse to stop carrying out routine credit checks on prospective employees in Investigation Report P2010-IR-001. [read post]
8 Sep 2010, 7:48 am by David T.S. Fraser
I have been invited to give a presentation to health researchers at Dalhousie, the IWK Health Centre and the Capital District Health Authority on the upcoming Personal Health Information Act and its impact on health research. [read post]
11 Dec 2010, 7:10 am by David T.S. Fraser
Interesting development, from the Edmonton Journal:University of Alberta signs on to Gmail EDMONTON — The University of Alberta and Google concluded legal negotiations this week, preparing the way for better e-mail service for students and entry into the Canadian university market for the Internet giant. [read post]