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21 Nov 2014, 4:50 pm by David Fraser
The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador this week considerd the first part of a bifurcated application to certify a class action in Hynes v. [read post]
25 Jan 2013, 10:57 am by David Fraser
HRSDC has decided to do the right thing -- which it should have done one day one: provide credit protection services to the more than half a million individuals affected by the HRSDC missing hard drive fiasco. [read post]
14 Nov 2012, 1:11 pm by David Fraser
Google has released its most recent update to the Google Transparency Report, which provides statistics about how many user data requests and how may takedown requests Google receives from governments and copyright owners around the world. [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]
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]
24 Jul 2013, 5:58 am by David Fraser
This probably shouldn't be too surprising for lawyers practicing in this area, but a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court has stated that there is no common law tort of invasion of privacy in the province. [read post]
12 Jan 2018, 8:09 am by David Fraser
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has whipped the door open for the greater use of production orders requiring non-Canadian companies to provide user information. [read post]
6 Mar 2014, 10:32 am by David Fraser
In January, the fine folks at the Citizen Lab made some very in-depth inquiries of Canadian telecommunications providers asking about the practices of providing customer information to law enforcement and national security agencies. [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]
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]
14 Jan 2016, 9:26 am by David Fraser
It is becoming clear that internet companies and telcos are the guardians of personal privacy in this connected age. [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]
10 Feb 2017, 2:38 pm by David Fraser
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, in Marson v Nova Scotia, 2017 NSCA 17 has affirmed the decision of the NS Supreme Court, which found that you don't get to double-dip on damages if essentially the same is grounded in invasion of privacy and defamation. [read post]
16 Oct 2013, 4:47 pm by David Fraser
Today's throne speech had some interesting things to say (but short on details) about the government's priorities. [read post]
15 Nov 2012, 10:23 am by David Fraser
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia has just released the report of its investigation (PDF) of the use of Automated License Plate Recognition by the Victoria Police Department. [read post]
10 Apr 2020, 8:52 am by privacylawyer
Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, privacy questions have been in the headlines. [read post]
16 Mar 2013, 4:15 am by David Fraser
Earlier this month, a US district court judge dismissed a $5 million class action lawsuit brought against LinkedIn related to the breach of its password database. [read post]
1 Sep 2017, 1:46 pm by David Fraser
The Digital Privacy Act amended the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) to add notification requirements for "breaches of security safeguards", but we've all been anxiously awaiting regulations that will breathe life into the provisions. [read post]