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  • Class Actions for Misrepresentations of Privacy Practices

    Since the reports of the large fines that have been issued under GDPR have started making the rounds in the last couple of years, I have seen an increase in concern about being compliant with privacy laws here in Canada. In particular, a couple of questions that I sometimes get asked are “What could … Read more »

  • How a COVID vaccine patent waiver could provide real world data on the value of patents

    This week, President Biden expressed his support for a proposal before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for waiving certain patent protections for COVID vaccines. In summary, if the proposal goes forward, countries such as India and South Africa would be permitted to exempt the application of vacc … Read more »

  • Social Media Surveillance for Censorship

    If you are familiar with the popular platform WeChat, then you’d know that there are differences in the app depending on whether you registered your account with a phone number from China or elsewhere. It was previously known that, due to Chinese censorship regulations, WeChat content was subject to … Read more »

  • UN Special Rapporteur makes health-data protection recommendations

    In 2015, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations appointed its first Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Professor Joseph Cannataci. Under his mandate, Prof. Cannataci produced this Recommendation for health-data protection (the “Recommendation”), along with an Explanatory Memorandum … Read more »

  • It’s my health data!

    In my last post, I wrote about some issues surrounding health data and data sets in the context of AI. Since then, I saw a couple of interesting items with respect to health data “ownership” that I wanted to share. What is “ownership” anyways? Before I go further, you may have noticed that I put […] … Read more »