State Farm v. Privacy Commissioner and AG of Can., 2008 NBQB 33 (CanLII)

  • January 28, 2008

Date: 2008-01-28 Docket: F/M/39/07. Judy Clendening J.C.Q.B. | Link

"The Applicant seeks a declaratory order that the Privacy Commissioner has no authority to investigate a complaint of an individual against State Farm. This individual, Gerald Gaudet, commenced an action against Jennifer Vetter, who is insured by State Farm. The insurer has been investigating this claim, and it appears that Gerald Gaudet is not happy about surveillance of his activities by State Farm. The Privacy Commissioner has decided to investigate and demands that State Farm send to them the material they have collected on surveillance for a review by the Privacy Commissioner." (para 6) Court decided that Federal Court is more appropriate jurisdiction.