Information About Teresa Scassa
- With a New Federal Bill Before Parliament, Is There Still a Case for Ontario to Enact its Own Private Sector Data Protection Law?
The federal government’s new Bill C-11 to reform its antiquated private sector data protection law has landed on Parliament’s Order Paper at an interesting moment for Ontario. Earlier this year, Canada’s largest province launched a consultation on whether it should enact its own private sector dat … Read more »
- It’s not you, it’s me? Why does the federal government have a hard time committing to the human right to privacy?
It’s been a busy privacy week in Canada. On November 16, 2020 Canada’s Department of Justice released its discussion paper as part of a public consultation on reform of the Privacy Act. On November 17, the Minister of Industry released the long-awaited bill to reform Canada’s private sector data p … Read more »
- Global Pandemic App Watch site tracks uptake of COVID-19 contact tracing apps
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, as discussions swirled around the adoption of exposure notification or contact-tracing apps (CT/EN apps), Jason Millar, Kelly Bronson and I, and our outstanding students, Tommy Friedlich and Ryan Mosoff, began to explore the privacy and socio-ethical implications re … Read more »
- BC Court of Appeal is Open to Broadening Privacy Recourse
The BC Court of Appeal has handed down a decision that shakes up certain assumptions about recourse for privacy-related harms in that province – and perhaps in other provinces as well. The decision relates to a class action lawsuit filed after a data breach. The defendant had stored an unencrypted … Read more »
- Data Protection Laws and Political Parties: No Half Measures
This is a copy of my submission in response to the Elections Canada consultation on Political Communications in Federal Elections. The consultation closes on August 21, 2020. Note that this submission has endnotes which are at the end of the document. Where possible these include hyperlinks to the … Read more »