Information About Teresa Scassa
- A First Step Along the Path to a Right to Be Forgotten in Canada?
The Federal Court has issued its decision in a reference case brought by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the interpretation of his jurisdiction under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The reference relates to a complaint against Google about it … Read more »
- Ontario White Paper Seeks Input on a Private Sector Data Protection Law
In June 2021, Ontario issued a White Paper that sets out some proposals, including suggested wording, for a new private sector data protection law for the province. This is part of its overall digital and data strategy. Input on the White Paper is sought by August 3, 2021. I have published table t … Read more »
- Submission to Consultation on Developing Ontario's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework
The following is my submission to the Ontario government’s Consultation on Developing Ontario’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework. The Consultation closed on June 4, 2021. Thank you for the opportunity to provide input on the development of trustworthy AI in Ontario. Due to time pressures my … Read more »
- Ontario's New Digital and Data Strategy
Ontario launched its Digital and Data Strategy on April 30, 2021, in a the document, titled Building a Digital Ontario. The Strategy – based on a consultation process announced late in 2019 – is built around four main themes. These are “equipped to succeed”, “safe and secure”, “connected” and “sup … Read more »
- How Might Bill C-11 Affect the Outcome of a Clearview AI-type Complaint?
A joint ruling from the federal Privacy Commissioner and his provincial counterparts in Quebec, B.C., and Alberta has found that U.S.-based company Clearview AI breached Canadian data protection laws when it scraped photographs from social media websites to create the database it used to support i … Read more »