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Transferring Personal Information For Processing Outside Of Canada: Has The Issue Of Consent Finally Been Settled?
In an Announcement this week, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has put "on hold" any changes in approach
Canada
4 Oct 2019
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The Many Costs Of A Rogue Employee: Are Punitive Damages One Of Them?
The massive data breach involving Desjardins Group and around 2.7 million people announced on June 20 is an illustration of how vulnerable organizations can be to the acts of rogue employees...
Canada
1 Jul 2019
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Canada's Digital Charter: Are Changes Coming To Our Privacy Laws?
It looks like Canada's privacy laws might be getting a face-lift.
Canada
10 Jun 2019
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Why Your Company Should Have A Social Media Policy
As the May long weekend approaches, it may be a good time for employers to consider reviewing or implementing social media policies.
Canada
31 May 2019
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Do Cross-Border Data Transfers From Canada Require Consent?
Rather, since 2009, it has been the position of the Federal Privacy Commissioner that organizations subject to The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA")
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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Getting Privacy Right: BC OIPC's "Privacy Right" Program
Organizations should be routinely assessing privacy and security of their important data and the personal information they hold.
Canada
8 Apr 2019
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Privacy In Public: Supreme Court Says Individuals May Have A Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy In Public Spaces
The Supreme Court of Canada took a broad and flexible approach to determining what circumstances give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy in R v. Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10 (Jarvis).
Canada
26 Mar 2019
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Lowering The "Creep" Factor: Canada's New Directive On Automated Decision-Making
Organizations are implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in numerous ways, directly and indirectly, to save time and money.
Canada
26 Mar 2019
9
Scope Of Personal Information Disclosable To Job Applicants Broadened
A recent decision of the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner ("OIPC") addresses the scope of information that an unsuccessful job applicant may be able to access pursuant to privacy legislation.
Canada
6 Jul 2018
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Privacy Breach Reporting For Federal Employers Effective November 1, 2018
For provincially regulated employers, Alberta is currently the only province with mandatory private sector privacy breach reporting requirements.
Canada
24 Apr 2018
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Mandatory Data Breach Notification Regime Announced Amid Facebook Scandal
Organizations will be required to notify the Commissioner in the event of a data breach.
Canada
17 Apr 2018
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Is Your Organization Privacy Compliant?
Organizations often only become aware of their privacy obligations after a complaint is made to the Privacy Commissioner or a privacy breach has occurred.
Canada
23 Feb 2018
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Truth, Privacy And The Public Interest In Securing Justice
Over the years, the courts have sought to protect the public interest in ascertaining the truth in civil litigation proceedings while at the same time affording protection to the privacy interests...
Canada
18 Jan 2018
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Wearable Surveillance In The Workplace
The Investigation Report provides important insight for employers with respect to the intersection of privacy rights and video surveillance in the workplace.
Canada
10 Nov 2017
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Anti-Spam Private Right Of Action Suspended
The Government of Canada has suspended the implementation of the private right of action in Canada's anti-spam legislation.
Canada
14 Jun 2017
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Canada's Anti-Spam Law Adds Teeth, Leaves Potential Opening For Class Actions
Currently, CASL is enforced jointly by the CRTC, the Competition Bureau, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
Canada
7 Apr 2017
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Video Surveillance And Individual Privacy Rights: BC Privacy Commissioner Issues First Ever Audit And Compliance Report
On December 8, 2016, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (the "OIPC") issued its first ever Audit...
Canada
20 Dec 2016
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SCC Rules Debtors Impliedly Consented To Disclosure Of Mortgage Discharge Statement
The SCC held that each of these two reasons would have been enough on their own to allow the appeal.
Canada
25 Nov 2016
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CRTC Releases CASL Decision Clarifying The Limits Of Implied Consent
Lisa Chamzuk and Nicole Skuggedal's article "CRTC Releases CASL Decision Clarifying the Limits of Implied Consent" discusses the first written reasons issued by Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in an Anti-Spam case under Canada's legislation (CASL).
Canada
5 Nov 2016
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Access Granted: How Organizations Can Improve Response To Access Requests
In late October, the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (the "Privacy Commissioner") released a scathing report on the BC Government's response to an access request filed with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding meetings about missing women and the Highway of Tears.
Canada
7 Nov 2015
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