Mondaq Canada: Privacy
Field LLP
As a follow-up to our earlier post (PIPA on Death’s Door), Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) has been resuscitated.
Field LLP
News reports regarding the so-called Heartbleed computer virus sparked concerns regarding cyber security and digitally-stored personal information.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Alberta government moved forward last week with amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
Stikeman Elliott LLP
CRTC staff has issued important guidance on its interpretation of section 8 of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), noting that the law would not apply to most installations initiated by users, including the downloading of mobile apps from popular digital distribution platforms like The App Store, Google Play and BlackBerry World.
Davis LLP
The Alberta government previously announced it would address the constitutional issues raised by the Supreme Court’s decision and amend PIPA during the Fall Legislative sitting.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
In January 2011, the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner ("OIPC") released updated privacy guidelines to help Strata Corporations and Strata Agents discharge their duties under the Strata Property Act, while meeting their obligations to protect owners, tenants and occupants’ personal information under the Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA").
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
On November 10, 2014, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission released guidance on its interpretation of section 8 of CASL.
Field LLP
The CRTC has released guidelines on the implementation of the incoming computer-program provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL).
Davis LLP
CASL’s anti-spam rules have been in effect for just over four months, and many organizations have adjusted (or are adjusting) to them.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Communicating privacy practices to users of mobile apps can be challenging, especially given small screen sizes and the difficulty of capturing app user attention.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which came into force in July this year and targets unsolicited commercial electronic messages, also aims to curtail malicious software such as malware and spyware.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Effective January 15, 2015, additional provisions in Canada’s anti-spam law or CASL will impose restrictions and requirements for the installation and use of computer programs on another person’s computer system.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On November 10, 2014, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released guidance on the installation of computer programs under Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL).
Dentons (Canada)
CASL is a new regime, with significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum CA$10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries.
Dentons (Canada)
CASL also prohibits installing a "computer program" – including an app, widget, software, or other executable data – on a computer system (e.g. computer, device) unless the program is installed with consent and complies with disclosure requirements.
Dentons (Canada)
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released new guidance on the provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) dealing with the installation of computer programs.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Union requested this information in the context of a grievance challenging changes the School Board proposed to make to the retirees’ health benefits.
Dentons (Canada)
Over five and half years at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), I have read countless breach notifications from public and private organisations.
Field LLP
Two privacy class actions earlier this year have pitted technology giants Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. against Canadian consumers who allege privacy violations.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401.
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Was it all for nothing? CASL, I mean. All the hype, all the fuss and....nothing. Was it Y2K all over again?
McMillan LLP
In Canada, privacy is a relatively new and evolving area of law that is governed by a complex network of provincial and federal legislation as well as the common law.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada recently rendered its decision in "Irving Pulp & Paper Limited v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30".
McInnes Cooper
Every organization that CASL affects should now be complying with it – and their directors and officers need to make sure they do.
Pallett Valo LLP
A recent sampling of mobile app launches include apps distributed by or on behalf of financial institutions, grocery stores, drug stores, shopping centres, broadcasters, accounting firms, airlines, newspapers, movie theatres, real estate brokerages, social media sites and coffee shops.
Dentons (Canada)
At the OPC, I oversaw many, varied, privacy investigations. While focussing on the issues at hand, I couldn't help judge the strategy of the respondent companies.
Dentons (Canada)
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released new guidance on the provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) dealing with the installation of computer programs.
McMillan LLP
In a land-mark decision that will surely provide fodder for those concerned with privacy rights in Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada has issued a decision on October 17, 2014.
McMillan LLP
A decision was recently issued by the Quebec Commission d'Accès à l'information following a complaint filed against a Canadian telco pertaining to the collection of personal information.
Davis LLP
British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act does not contain a specific obligation for organizations to notify the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office.
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