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The New U.S. Executive Order: Effects on Canadian Privacy Laws and Cross Border Data Transfers

Posted in Privacy

President Donald J. Trump’s executive order issued January 25, 2017, contained one little paragraph with big words about Canadians’—and other non-U.S. citizens’—privacy: Sec. 14.  Privacy Act.  Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law, ensure that their privacy policies exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections… → Read More

Spokeo: Will U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Impact Privacy Damages in Canada?

Posted in Privacy

The Spokeo decision’s requirement that there be a concrete injury in order to ground privacy damages is not just a U.S. issue. Canadian courts have been wrestling for some time with the question of what damages look like in the context of privacy breaches, especially in class actions. While not definitive or binding north of… → Read More