Privacy Issues

Shred-Tech Corp. v. Viveen, 2006 CanLII 41004 (ON S.C.)

  • December 05, 2006

Date: 2006-12-05 Docket: C346-05. D.J. Gordon J. | Link
The defendants are former employees and suppliers of the plaintiff. The plaintiff retained an investigative agency to examine the activities of the defendants in establishing a competing business.

Bellaire v. Daya, 2007 CanLII 53236 (ON S.C.)

  • December 07, 2007

Date: 2007-12-07 Joy J. |  Link
Class action. Invasive surgery for infertility. New standard of care. Hearing was for certification of a class action. "Counsel for the OPGT has requested that she be provided with a list of the identified Class members so that the OPGT can cross-check it against its register of guardians for mentally incompetent persons.

Coltsfoot Publishing Ltd. v. Foster-Jacques, 2012 NSCA 83

  • August 16, 2012

Date: 2012-08-16 Saunders, Fichaud and Beveridge, JJ. A. | Link
Appeal court overturns lower court's sealing order placed on personal information in the court file of a divorce case. Appeal court balances threat of identity theft against open court principles, overturns the sealing order and imposes conditions upon disclosure of the material in the court file. Dan Michaluk's summary is here.

Frangione v. Vandongen et al., 2010 ONSC 2823 (CanLII)

  • May 18, 2010

Date: 2010-05-18 Docket: 04-CV-2573CM  Master Lou Ann M. Pope. | Link
The defendant in this motor vehicle personal injury case seeks a forensic examination of the plaintiff's computer to determine how much time he actually does spend on the computer, as well as all postings to his Facebook account, including those only accessible to his "friends".

Schuster v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, 2009 CanLII 58971 (ON S.C.)

  • September 20, 2016

Date: 2009-10-29 Price J. | Link
Plaintiff is suing her insurer for compensation related to injuries resulting from an automobile accident. Defendant seeks an ex parte preservation order and production of plaintiff's Facebook account, although it does not provide evidence that the Facebook profile contains relevant information, nor asked the plaintiff any questions about the Facebook profile during examinations for discovery.

Somwar v. McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd., 2006 CanLII 202 (ON S.C.)

  • January 10, 2006

Date: 2006-01-10 Docket: 05-CV-283913-SR. Stinson J. | Link
"With advancements in technology, personal data of an individual can now be collected, accessed (properly and improperly), and disseminated more easily than ever before. There is a resulting increased concern in our society about the risk of unauthorized access to an individual's personal information.