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Consumer Privacy Protection Act (Canada’s Bill C-27): Feedback from industry participants

Bill C-27 – the second iteration of Bill C-11 (2020), which died on the order paper in 2021 – is currently at second reading in the House of Commons. Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act introduces two new statutes that would make substantial changes to the federal data protection legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). First, the Consumer […] Read more

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SCC to decide: Does reasonable expectation of privacy attach to IP address?

On Jan. 17, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) heard the case of Andrei Bykovets v. His Majesty the King (40269). This appeal is of significant importance to Canadians’ privacy rights, specifically their informational privacy, as it addresses the interpretation of section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) protecting individuals from unjustified intrusions by […] Read more

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Cyber risk guidance for customers and providers of managed IT services

Cybersecurity is a fundamental issue for Canadian organizations of all kinds and sizes, including organizations that use information technology services managed by independent service providers. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has issued guidance to help organizations manage cyber risks when procuring and using managed information technology services. You can read Bradley Freedman’s article on […] Read more