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When Loose Lips Will (or Will Not) Sink Ships: Privilege, Privacy and Wilfulness

Posted in Privacy, Privacy Act

The Background On July 26th, 2016, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released an interesting decision that addresses questions regarding: (1) the scope of privilege that applies to work done by lawyers in relation to judicial proceedings; and (2)  the interpretation of BC’s Privacy Act with respect to the requirements of “wilfulness” In Duncan v…. → Read More

Federal Agency Sanctioned for Private Company’s Actions (or, why there’s one less reality TV show on tonight)

Posted in Privacy, Privacy Act

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) has found the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) responsible for the intrusive actions taken by reality TV producers –  a private sector company – the party that was responsible for obtaining and releasing personal information of a detainee.  While the OPC conceded that the collection of  the detainee’s personal… → Read More