International Data Transfer

The GDPR & Canadian businesses: applying the EDPB’s draft guidance

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has released draft Guidelines on the territorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The consultation period closes on January 18, 2019. Even though the Guidelines are not final, there are several very… Read More ›

Will Sidewalk Labs’ civic data trust hush critics of Waterfront Toronto?

On October 18, 2018, Sidewalk Labs (a Google affiliate) proposed its vision for digital governance of the data created through the implementation of a Master Innovation and Development Plan with Waterfront Toronto for a mixed-use community along the Lakeshore in… Read More ›

Privacy, data localization and the USMCA

Any hopes by privacy advocates of stronger data localization requirements for Canada have been dashed by the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) achieved its objectives on data localization for the renegotiation of the North… Read More ›

Thoughts on the ECJ Passenger Name Record Data Decision

The European Court of Justice concluded that there were flaws in the agreement between the European Community and the Government of Canada regarding passenger name record data. The purpose of the agreement was to permit commercial airlines to send to… Read More ›

NAFTA and Privacy

On July 17, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Summary of Objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement among Canada, the United States and Mexico (NAFTA). There are a number of objectives that could… Read More ›