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22 Nov 2011, 3:31 am by David Fraser
An interesting read: Updated: Business disclosure of personal information to law enforcement agencies: PIPEDA and the CNA letter of request protocol (PDF): By Suzanne Morin with the assistance of Amy Awad and Dee Pham Canadian Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) are continuing their strategy to deal with a subset of requests for customer information from law enforcement agencies requests that is of particular concern to them – those pertaining to online child exploitation… [read post]
25 May 2010, 1:24 pm by David T.S. Fraser
With today's proposed amendments to the federal private sector privacy law, most of the attention has been focused at "breach notification". [read post]
25 Nov 2010, 6:02 pm by David T.S. Fraser
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. [read post]
23 Jan 2012, 9:13 am by David Fraser
The US Supreme Court has just released its unanimous decision in US v Jones [PDF], in which the Court held that law enforcement need either a warrant or the owner's permission to attach a GPS tracking device on a vehicle. [read post]
16 Dec 2010, 3:37 am by David T.S. Fraser
Dan Michaluk has a great summary of a recent and important access to information case from Ottawa, City of Ottawa v. [read post]
15 Apr 2013, 8:15 am by David Fraser
Pardon the interruption ... normal privacy-related posting will continue after this brief promotional message ...I recently attended the American Bar Association's annual TechShow in Chicago. [read post]
6 Jun 2013, 7:32 am by David Fraser
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has today tabled her annual report to Parliament on the private sector privacy law that she oversees. [read post]
14 Mar 2011, 3:28 pm by David T.S. Fraser
The founder of the (in)famous 4Chan website, Christopher Poole, has garnered a bit of press recently (including a profile in this month's Vanity Fair), but has also generated a bit of buzz due to his recent presentation given at South By Southwest Interactive about online privacy. [read post]
5 Nov 2011, 4:44 am by David Fraser
The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's bench has just released a decision in which the Court refused the defendant's application to admit expert evidence to support the proposition that there exists a reasonable expectation of privacy in customer name and address information when the police request it from an ISP with only an IP address. [read post]
19 Oct 2012, 7:37 am by David Fraser
The Supreme Court of Canada just released its decision in R v Cole, 2012 SCC 53, in which a majority of justices of the Court held that a teacher at a school had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of his work-issued laptop. [read post]
22 Jan 2016, 6:22 am by David Fraser
I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. [read post]
1 Oct 2014, 6:06 am by David Fraser
I had the pleasure of giving a presentation at the annual conference of the Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association about the impact of Canada's Anti-Spam law on how they carry on their operations. [read post]
24 Nov 2009, 1:57 pm
According to the Guardian, citing a report to be released tomorrow, police in the UK have been routinely arresting people wihtout justification just to get their DNA into the national database: Police routinely arresting people to get DNA, inquiry claims Politics The Guardian Police officers are now routinely arresting people in order to add their DNA sample to the national police database, an inquiry will allege tomorrow. [read post]
26 May 2010, 9:53 am by David T.S. Fraser
I've just posted an overview of the PIPEDA amendments over at Overview of proposed PIPEDA amendments — Slaw On Tuesday, May 25, the Minister of Industry introduced in Parliament Bill C29, also known as an Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. [read post]
5 Mar 2015, 1:14 pm by David Fraser
The CBC (Quebec resident Alain Philippon to fight charge for not giving up phone password at airport and the Halifax Chronicle Herald (Quebec man faces charge for refusing to let Halifax border guards check his phone) are reporting that a man from Quebec has been charged with obstruction for not giving this smartphone password to a Canada Border Services Agency inspector upon his return to Canada at Halifax International Airport. [read post]
8 Jul 2015, 5:54 am by David Fraser
The Federal Court of Appeal in Condon v Canada, 2015 FCA 159 (not yet available online), has reversed a lower court decision to not certify claims of negligence and breach of confidence in the class action lawsuit that followed the Federal Government's loss of a hard drive containing personal information about 583,000 Canada Student Loan recipients. [read post]
14 Jan 2014, 5:11 pm by David Fraser
On January 29, 2014 I'll be in Toronto with a great group of privacy advocates and privacy experts at the invitaion of Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian for a symposium entitled Big Surveillance Demands Big Privacy - Enter Privacy-Protective Surveillance - Real Privacy. [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]
15 Jan 2016, 12:21 pm by David Fraser
I was invited this week to present a webinar to the Conference Board of Canada's Council of Chief Privacy Officers on the current and upcoming changes to Canada's privacy law as a result of the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4). [read post]
6 Jan 2010, 9:14 am by David T.S. Fraser
This is an extremely interesting read: The backfiring of the surveillance state. [read post]