Articles 2019

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Allocating Risk and Preparing For a Data Breach

  • 21 janvier 2019
  • Shan Alavi

All organizations, large or small, are prone to privacy breaches, the cost of which can cripple an organization that is not prepared to handle such threats. No organization is immune, but every organization can mitigate the risks.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum

The New and Improved PIPEDA: What you need to know and what you need to do

  • 11 décembre 2018
  • Stanislav Bodrov and Logan Wolfe, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP and Gearhead Software,

With the advent of the GDPR and the amendments to PIPEDA, data breach response plans are no longer optional – they are mandatory - and a misstep could be costly.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum

Privacy Commissioner Says Public Profiles Are Private

  • 22 octobre 2018
  • Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki, and Alexia Magneron

Report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada sheds light on the limits that Canadian privacy regulators can impose on the use of publicly available personal information on social networking platforms.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum

Migilalo v Royal Bank of Canada: Evaluating the Avenues for Recovering Damages for a Breach of Privacy

  • 04 octobre 2018
  • William Lim

In Migilalo v Royal Bank of Canada, 2018 FC 525, Ms. Migilalo discovered that there had been an unauthorized access to her private financial information with her Royal Bank of Canada accounts. She opted to seek damages pursuant to the provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Information Act. Was it the appropriate choice given her circumstances?

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Live-streaming Uber Dash Cam Part of Much Bigger Problem

  • 18 septembre 2018
  • Mark Hayes and Adam Jacobs

From Airbnb to Uber and Lyft, members of the sharing economy are finding that their privacy is not as well-protected as they might expect.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Creating Privacy Impact Assessments

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Creating Privacy Impact Assessments

  • 23 août 2018
  • Shan Alavi, B.Com (Hons.) JD, Technology Lawyer, www.legalmindspc.com

Large-scale data breaches at corporations such as Facebook and Ashley Madison have underscored the need for organizations to re-evaluate their approaches to data security. If legal professionals use Privacy Impact Assessments to uncover organizations' privacy blind spots, they can then work to address those systemic issues using multi-disciplinary approaches.

Droit de la protection de la vie privée, Student Forum
Supreme Court Takes a Stance on Internet Privacy

Supreme Court Takes a Stance on Internet Privacy

  • 06 juillet 2017
  • Agatha Suszek

On June 23, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada took a step toward repairing the inequality of bargaining power between parties in the online consumer context. In Douez v Facebook, the Supreme Court ruled that Facebook’s forum selection clause in its “terms of use” was unenforceable because (1) it supported unequal bargaining power between consumers and companies and (2) there was a need to protect the privacy rights of social media users.

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Building a foundation for data-collection under MAID

  • 04 juillet 2017

Too onerous, too cumbersome, and possibly not quite respectful enough of privacy, are some of the responses from the CBA’s End of Life Working Group to a Health Canada consultation on a monitoring regime for those seeking a doctor’s assistance to end their lives.

Droit relatif à la santé, Droit de la protection de la vie privée
Privacy Breach Litigation: Understanding the Consequences for Your Organization

Privacy Breach Litigation: Understanding the Consequences for Your Organization

  • 24 mai 2017
  • Howard Simkevitz and Danielle Wolfenden

With the rise in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information and personal health information across organizations, the prevalence of privacy breaches, and the recognition of common law privacy torts in Ontario, organizations increasingly face legal, financial and reputational consequences from personal information handling practices. This article considers how this evolving area of law may inform an organization’s internal risk management program.

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