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Lawful Access: The Privacy Commissioner Reiterates its Position

Posted in Criminal, Legislation, Privacy

One of the challenging aspects of PIPEDA in recent years has been the new section 7(3)(c.1)(ii), which permits organisations to disclosure personal information to a government institution that has requested the disclosure for the purpose of law enforcement and has stated its “lawful authority” for the request. Organizations faced with such a request almost always… → Read More

Phone Companies after R v. Rogers: Constitutional Guardians or Agents of the State?

Posted in Criminal, Privacy

People love their phones.  Phones now accompany us pretty much wherever we go, whatever we do.  People use their phones in church, in restaurants, at the theatre, and, apparently, while committing crimes.  And our phones are leaving a trail behind us. Police know this.  They also know that records are created every time our phones… → Read More

Cell Phone Privacy Breaches: Forgiven – For Now

Posted in Criminal, Privacy

Courts continue to assert the high privacy interest in cell phones, following the pronouncements of the highest courts in both Canada and the US. A recent decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal continues this trend, but also allows some leeway for privacy infringements while the law develops. Employers should take note of the former… → Read More

Bill C-13: Lawful Access and the Relationship Between Organizations, Cyber-bullying and the Protection of Privacy Rights

Posted in E-Commerce, Privacy, Social Media

Bill C-13: Lawful Access and the Relationship Between Organizations, Cyber-bullying and the Protection of Privacy Rights On December 9, 2014, Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (Act) – also known as the Protecting Canadians from Online… → Read More