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Editors: Ian Amirthanathan  and Katelyn Smith

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No Coffee Breaks from Privacy Compliance - A Cautionary Tale for App Developers

  • July 07, 2022
  • Roland Hung and Ida Sherkat

Mobile applications have become synonymous with organizations’ outreach initiatives. The recent joint investigation by federal and provincial privacy authorities into the Tim Hortons app emphasizes the need for companies to consider Canadian privacy laws when designing their apps.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Divisional Court Affirms High Bar in Data Breach Class Actions

  • April 22, 2022
  • Shalom Cumbo-Steinmetz and Alina Butt

Shalom Cumbo-Steinmetz and Alina Butt discuss key takeaways from a recent Divisional Court decision overturning certification in a data breach class action involving private health information.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

ESG as the Next Frontier in Privacy and Data Governance: Moving Beyond Regulatory Compliance

  • April 11, 2022
  • Ronak Shah and George Boynton Payne

Ronak Shah and George Boynton Payne discuss a growing trend among organizations to include privacy and data governance metrics and disclosure as part of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting framework, and highlight practical steps an organization can take to move beyond a traditional regulatory compliance approach to privacy and security.

Privacy Law, Student Forum
B.C., Alberta and Quebec Privacy Regulators Issue Binding Orders Directing Clearview AI to Comply with Recommendations

B.C., Alberta and Quebec Privacy Regulators Issue Binding Orders Directing Clearview AI to Comply with Recommendations

  • January 21, 2022
  • Ellen Xu

On December 14, 2021, the British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec privacy regulators issued separate legally binding orders directing Clearview AI to comply with recommendations made in their recent Report of Findings coauthored with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Ellen Xu explores the practices that gave rise to the investigation against Clearview and the recommendations with which Clearview has been ordered to comply.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

China's New Privacy Legislation: The Personal Information Protection Law

  • January 21, 2022
  • Nicholas Wall

On November 1, 2021, the new law governing privacy in the People's Republic of China (PRC) came into effect. The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) contains substantive privacy obligations and has the potential to significantly impact organizations operating both within and outside of the PRC. Nicholas Wall provides an overview of PIPL's scope of application, central principles and restrictions on cross-border transfers.

International Law, Privacy Law, Student Forum
Claire Davis, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

The Permanent and Irreversible Disposal of Personal Information

  • November 14, 2021
  • Claire Davis, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Although there are no current signs of Bill C-11 (Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020) being revived in Parliament, the re-election of the Liberal government suggests that it is only a matter of time before it is reintroduced in some form. To prepare for this event, this commentary analyzes one of the more controversial aspects of Bill C-11: its obligations for the disposal of personal information.

Privacy Law, Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law