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  • Ontario court adopts the "false light publicity" privacy tort

    Regular readers of this (irregular) blog will recall the milestone case of Jones v Tsige, in which the Ontario Court of Appeal imported into Canada the US privacy torts. That list includes: 1. Intrusion upon the plaintiff’s seclusion or solitude, or into his private affairs. 2. Public disclosure of … Read more »

  • Privacy Commissioner again upends the consensus on transfers for processing in Aggregate IQ investigation

    You may recall earlier this year when the Canadian Privacy Commissioner completely revised the previous consensus by concluding that a “transfer for processing” was a disclosure that requires consent, along with any cross-border transfer of personal information. The Canadian privacy and business com … Read more »

  • Presentation: Access to Government Information

    On Friday, November 23, 2019, I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of access to government information with Janet Curry of the Workers Compensation Board at the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia branch annual professional development conference. In case it’s of interest, here’s our pre … Read more »

  • Presentation: Surveillance tech and privacy laws

    I was honoured to be asked to give a breakfast presentation to the Canadian Security Association Atlantic Chapter on surveillance and security technology and the law. In case it’s of broader interest, here’s the presentation: You can also grab it as a PDF here. … Read more »

  • What a CLOUD Act agreement will look like for Canada

    The United States Department of Justice and the United Kingdom Home Office have announced that the two countries have signed a bilateral agreement “On Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crime”. The Agreement is intended to be a bilateral agreement of the type anticipated … Read more »