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  • Let’s help our public health authorities by giving them data

    This was not the title of the panel I sat on at the Public Service Information Community Connection virtual “confab” today, though it does show the view that I attempted to convey. John Wunderlich moderated a good discussion that involved Frank Work, Ian Walsh and me. When I haven’t yet formed ideas … Read more »

  • “Employee’s” signature accessible to public – NLCA

    On June 3rd, the Court of Appeal for Newfoundland and Labrador held that the signature of an “employee” who authorized a vacation leave payout to a senior administrator at a college campus in Qatar was accessible to the public even though the individual was hired by Qatar, and not the College. The m … Read more »

  • CASL survives constitutional challenge, FCA gives some insight

    Yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal held that Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation is intra vires Parliament and Charter-compliant. In doing so it opined on the scope of numerous CASL provisions, most-notably the so called “business-to-business  exclusion.” CASL applies coast-to-coast-to-coast – passed … Read more »

  • BC OIPC dismisses privacy complaint about conduct of tribunal litigation

    On May 1st the British Columbia Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner dismissed a complaint that alleged a law firm and its client violated BC PIPA by serving a seven-part application for non-party production on seven non-parties to a Human Rights Code proceeding (thereby disclosing mor … Read more »

  • PEICA finds no “search” in interviewing a hacker informant

    The headline is sensational, but it aptly describes the issue that the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal recently addressed in R v Molyneaux. The Court held that the police did not conduct a search (governed by section 8 of the Charter) by interviewing an informant about what she saw when she sur … Read more »