Information About The Canadian Privacy Law Blog
Below is a preview of the five most recent posts from the blog The Canadian Privacy Law Blog. To read these posts in their entirely or subscribe to future updates from this blog, please visit their website!
- Another privacy class action dismissed due to lack of compensable damages
Privacy class actions seem to be having a bit of a rough time as of late. “The need to change a password at a higher frequency cannot give rise to a serious compensable loss claim.” Following a trend that has become reasonably well established in Québec and is expanding across Canada, the province’s … Read more »
- Presentation: What’s new in cross-border digital evidence gathering for criminal investigations?
I was invited to present at the High Technology Crime Investigation Association’s first annual Canadian Cyber Summit. I spoke about recent issues and trends in cross-border criminal investigations originating in Canada, starting with the current state of affairs and the Mutual Legal Assistance Treat … Read more »
- My Atlantic Security Conference 2019 Presentation: The New Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal Risk Landscape (or how to play nicely with lawyers)
I was invited back this year to the Atlantic Security Conference as a speaker. It’s a great event and shows that Halifax really punches above its weight when it comes to tech and skills. Another great talk from @privacylawyer. Day one of @AtlSecCon going well. pic.twitter.com/xdxteCRsJn— Jacob Gould … Read more »
- Privacy Commissioner proposes new guidance on crossborder transfers, requiring consent for all outsourcing
In seeking to revise crossborder dataflows, the OPC’s position would require consent for all transfers of personal information for processing The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has initiated a consultation that proposes to completely reverse its previous guidance on crossborder d … Read more »
- Ontario court refuses to order accused to unlock his smartphone
Not sure how I missed this one when it came out in January … The Ontario Court of Justice has refused to order an accused to unlock his smartphone or to provide the crown with the password for the device. In R v Shergill, 2019 ONCJ 54, the Crown made an application for a search warrant for a phone … Read more »