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Tag Archives: BC Privacy Act

Few “likes” for Facebook Forum Selection Clause: Supreme Court Finds “Strong Cause” to Not Enforce Forum Selection Clause

Posted in Class Actions, Privacy, Privacy Act, Social Media, Uncategorized

Electronic terms of service govern billions of relationships worldwide, whether a user is joining a social media service, shopping online or accessing a blog. In each case, a binding contract is formed, the terms of which are usually set out in the website’s “terms of service” . But when a contract is made over the… → Read More

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

Grievors May Be Publicly Identified Despite Privacy Legislation

Posted in Employment, Legislation

Employers will welcome the recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal that the province’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) does not prohibit the public identification of grievors and witnesses in arbitral decisions. Context In grieving the dismissal of a truck driver from his employment, the United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 1518 had… → Read More