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CMA Regulatory Conference: Digital Crossroads

I will be participating at the CMA event “Digital Crossroads – Marketing, Privacy, Data and Consumer Trust” taking place in Toronto on November 25th. Digital Crossroads – Marketing, Privacy, Data and Consumer Trust is a must-attend event for professionals responsible for building consumer trust and keeping their organisations compliant with current and upcoming digital marketing […] Read more

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Access by Private Litigants to Criminal Investigations’ Wiretaps

In the recent land-mark decision Imperial Oil v. Jacques, 2014 SCC 66 that will surely provide fodder for those concerned with privacy rights in Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) has issued a decision which grants private litigants access to wiretap recordings obtained in the course of a criminal investigation conducted by the Competition Bureau. The SCC […] Read more

Legal News

Wind Mobile 2013 Transparency Report

Canadian national wireless service provider Wind Mobile is another organization that has recently released a 2013 Transparency Report. Wind Mobile’s privacy policy page also includes the following statement: Transparency Report WIND complies with Canadian privacy law and take active steps to fully safeguard the information of our customers. At the same time we are compelled by […] Read more

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Canadian telcos and banks subject to the Quebec privacy law

A decision was recently issued by the Quebec Commission d’Accès à l’information (“CAI”) pursuant to the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector following (“Quebec Private Sector Act”) following a complaint filed against Rogers Communications (“Telco”) pertaining to the collection of personal information. In X. c. Rogers Communications Inc., the complainant’s social insurance […] Read more

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Canadian Telcos can’t collect SINs and drivers licence numbers

A decision was recently issued by the Quebec Commission d’Accès à l’information (“CAI”) pursuant to the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector following (“Quebec Private Sector Act”) following a complaint filed against Rogers Communications (“Telco”) pertaining to the collection of personal information. In X. c. Rogers Communications Inc., the plaintiff’s social insurance […] Read more

Legal News Publications

What is sensitive information?

Paul Ohm, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado Law School, recently published an interesting article on “Sensitive Information”. He explains how every data protection law provides special protection for certain categories of “sensitive information,” such as health, sex, or financial information and how the concept of sensitive information is undertheorized. […] Read more

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More on cyber issues and pornography

Every day, I read a newspaper or online article about a revenge porn incident, or about another country considering new legislation to address the issues of cyber-pornography and/or revenge porn. For instance, today, there was an article in a U.K. newspaper about revenge porn victim Hannah Thompson. She is demanding helpline to kill explicit online pictures […] Read more