Mondaq Canada: Privacy
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On July 16, 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced the launch of its Office of the Whistleblower. This is the first paid whistleblower program by a securities regulator in Canada.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The United States Federal Trade Commission has issued warning letters to 28 companies claiming to be certified participants in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative Cross-Border Privacy Rules system.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
A financial institution's cyber risk management activities may result in sensitive communications and documents that the institution's personnel expect will remain confidential.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​In many circumstances an organization may be legally obligated to disclose sensitive communications and documents unless the organization is able to assert a legal right — called "legal privilege" — to not make the disclosure.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally issued its adequacy decision endorsing the EU-US Privacy Shield, following the approval of the deal by the Article 31 Committee on July 8.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The downside of the flexibility surrounding the notion of consent is that it creates uncertainty.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On June 18, 2015, the Digital Privacy Act (also known as Bill S-4) received Royal Assent in Canada's Parliament.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
As noted in a recent blog, Canada's anti-spam legislation, generally known as CASL, came into effect in large part on July 1, 2014. We thought it would be helpful to remind people of some of CASL's key components.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Federal Court of Appeal has provided some guidance on the recently-recognized tort of intrusion upon seclusion and the as-yet-unrecognized tort of publicity given to private life.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has recently published a discussion paper entitled "Consent and privacy" exploring potential enhancements to consent under PIPEDA.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In John Doe, Health Canada sent oversized envelopes marked "Marihuana Medical Access Program" through Canada Post to approximately 40,000 individuals registered in the program.
McInnes Cooper
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) wants stakeholders to participate in the discussion about consent in privacy.
Gowling WLG
Brexit will not stop the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") becoming the new reality for the UK in 2018.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On May 11, 2016, Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien announced the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada ("OPC") would seek public input on the issue of how Canadians can give meaningful consent...
Torys LLP
In 2015, the Federal Court certified a class action against the Federal Government after envelopes sent to participants in the Marihuana Medical Access Program disclosed the name of the program.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The accused in this case, Mark Roy, and a friend were riding their motorcycles in Banff National Park in the June 2014.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The consent model of personal information protection was conceived at a time when transactions had clearly defined moments at which information was exchanged.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The media has recently reported that the hit reality television series, Border Security: Canada's Front Line, will not be returning for a fourth season after the OPC recommended that the CBSA end its participation in the program.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Privacy Shield was developed after the Commission's previous adequacy decision regarding the Safe Harbour framework was declared invalid by the Court of Justice of the EU.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Think of it as an app store for banks, where the apps allow consumers to compare rates, manage their accounts, obtain credit and make payments – all without having to actually engage a bank.
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Despite being proactive and implementing security measures to ensure that your employees are trained and that effective security practices are in place, your organization's cyber security has been breached.
Torkin Manes LLP
CASL is legislation with teeth, particularly from a Canadian perspective where noncompliance typically does not result in high fines.
Lerners
It is estimated, based on 2015 statistics, that the market value of global commercial drone use exceeds $127 billion.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The consent model of personal information protection was conceived at a time when transactions had clearly defined moments at which information was exchanged.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) recently published guidance (the Bulletin) on contending with cybersecurity threats.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
With respect to a workplace computer, there will be a "diminished expectation of privacy" when compared to a personal computer used at home.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The main provisions of Canada's anti-spam legislation, generally known as CASL, came into effect on July 1, 2014.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The accused in this case, Mark Roy, and a friend were riding their motorcycles in Banff National Park in the June 2014.
Gowling WLG
Insurance coverage tailored specifically to damages arising in connection with data breaches and other cyber losses has been available in the Canadian market for a number of years.
McMillan LLP
Human nature being what it is, it's far too easy to put off medical checkups.
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