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  • What’s not to say about Sherman Estate?

    We all know that the Supreme Court of Canada decided Sherman Estate v Donavan on June 11th. I just got to it today, and was surprised at its significance to information and privacy law beyond the open courts principle itself. Here is a quick note on its three most salient broader points. The Court h … Read more »

  • Cybersecurity governance and the empowerment of corporate leadership

    I had the honour of presenting on cybersecurity oversight today at the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada annual Governance Summit. The theme ended up being about leadership and empowerment. I’d like board members to believe that the information security knowledge they require to … Read more »

  • Manitoba Ombudsman blesses response to e-mail incident

    Manitoba Ombudsman Jill Perron has issued her report into Manitoba Families’ 2020 e-mail incident. The incident involved the inadvertent e-mailing of personal health information belonging to 8,900 children in receipt of disability services to approximately 100 external agencies and community advocat … Read more »

  • Man CA – Police can identify driver of rental car via agency

    On April 15th, the Court of Appeal for Manitoba held that an accused had no reasonable expectation of privacy in information that a rental car agency provided to the police without a warrant. The police were investigating a fatal shooting. The shooter was in a rental car that belonged to a specific … Read more »

  • Ontario BPS cyber expert panel raises alarm

    Last autumn, the Ontario government struck an expert panel of cyber advisors. Among other things, it gave the panel a mandate to “assess and identify common and sector-specific cyber security themes and challenges encountered by Broader Public Sector (BPS) agencies and service delivery partners in O … Read more »