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  • Democracy And CybersecurityJuly 14, 2018

    On June 5, 2018, Professor Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School and Stuart Russell, a visiting fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University, published a Hoover Institution essay titled Strengths Become Vulnerabilities: How A Digital World Disadvantages The United States In Its International Rel … Read more »

  • Tireless And AbsoluteJune 30, 2018

    On June 22, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States released the 5-4 opinion in Carpenter v United States, 585 US _ (2018) holding that a warrant is required for law enforcement to obtain cell site location information (CSLI) from a wireless carrier. “Given the unique nature of cell phone locat … Read more »

  • Too Good For The NeighbourhoodJune 16, 2018

    The exclusion of unlawfully obtained evidence from a criminal trial in Canada is governed by s 24(2) of the Charter of Rights. Evidence obtained in a manner that infringed a Charter right shall be excluded if its admission in the proceedings would bring the administration of justice into disrepute.  … Read more »

  • Privacy and Black TechMay 31, 2018

    On May 28, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union became law aiming to standardize the protection of personal data across Europe. But it is not a panacea. The new GDPR permits member states to enact derogations in accordance with national needs and no data protection law … Read more »

  • When Is a Rule a Precedent?May 12, 2018

    On April 18, 2018, the Alberta Court of Appeal released the Memorandum of Judgment in R v Pucci, 2018 ABCA 149 where the Crown brought an application for reconsideration of the rule in R v Gladue, 2012 ABCA 143 that arises, most often, in drug investigations. Speaking for a unanimous panel in Gladue … Read more »