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  • Lawyers, Smartphones and Box 23January 28, 2018

    Invasion of lawyer and client confidentiality by the state in the digital era is increasing with alarming frequency. And the number of cases before Canadian courts involving violations of solicitor-client privilege are also increasing. The law is not the concern. It is well settled. It is the facts … Read more »

  • Privacy And Historic Text MessagesJanuary 12, 2018

    On December 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released the 6-1 ruling in R v Jones, 2017 SCC 60, concurrently with R v Marakah, 2017 SCC 59, that I discussed in my last post to On The Wire titled The Conversation dated December 30, 2017. In Marakah, the court held that text messages, sent and rec … Read more »

  • The ConversationDecember 30, 2017

    On December 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released the 5-2 ruling in R v Marakah, 2017 SCC 59, that text messages sent and received can, in some cases, attract a reasonable expectation of privacy and therefore can be protected against unreasonable search and seizure under s. 8 of the Charter … Read more »

  • Constructing MosaicsDecember 16, 2017

    On November 28, 2017, the redacted ruling by Chief Justice Paul S. Crampton of the Federal Court of Canada was released in a case where the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) seized personal identification data by the deployment of a cell site simulator without a warrant. A cell site simu … Read more »

  • The ‘Fantastic’ Test In Drug LawNovember 28, 2017

    Near a motel. You know the kind of place. Night. Rain. A cigarette lighter flicks in the dark and a pickup pulls out of the parking lot. Two blocks later the police come from nowhere. Maybe a broken tail light? Some kind of infraction. Driver and passenger. No operator’s licence. A lie. An arrest. A … Read more »