Month: January 2018

Canada and the Right to be Forgotten

It may be surprising that, until this past Friday, there was considerable doubt about whether Canada’s federal private sector privacy law to online search engines. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) had previously skirted deciding this issue…. Read More ›

Biometrics – Who’s aggrieved in Illinois?

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act set off a wave of private litigation in the United States. The Act establishes a private right of action for any person “aggrieved” by a violation of the Act, which regulates how private entities collect,… Read More ›

Privacy and Text Messages

In December, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two important decisions on the reasonable expectation of privacy in text messages. The decisions relate to two issues. First, does the sender of a text message continue to have a privacy interest… Read More ›

Consent and the Connected Car – Is this the right choice?

Recently, Daniel Therrien, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, made a written submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on the privacy issues relating to connected vehicles. This submission supplemented the Commissioner’s oral remarks to the Committee on… Read More ›

Employees, Non-Profits and Privacy

Canada is not a bastion of  employee privacy rights. In fact, many provinces provide no statutory privacy protections to private sector employees. However, even where employees have been included in provincial privacy legislation – such as in Alberta – the… Read More ›

Guide to PIPEDA 2018

The 2018 Edition of the Guide to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act is available. You can find it at the LexisNexis Online Store. The new edition contains information on cases up to the last quarter of 2017…. Read More ›

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