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Decision Narrows Definition of Facebook Privacy

  • November 20, 2018
  • Mark Hayes and Adam Jacobs,

The Ontario Superior Court recently differentiated between the reasonable expectation of privacy associated with Facebook Messenger and text messages. This article explores whether that distinction was justified.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Privacy Commissioner Says Public Profiles Are Private

  • October 22, 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.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

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

  • October 04, 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?

Privacy Law, 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

  • August 23, 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.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

What's New in Pensions & Benefits

  • April 10, 2018
  • Evan Shapiro and Michelle Rival

The 2018 Ontario Budget, annuity purchase discharge regulations, draft regulations for the payment of variable benefits, and more...

Privacy Law

Privacy Class Actions, By The Numbers

  • March 16, 2018
  • Christopher Naudie & Evan Thomas, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

An updated trend analysis of privacy class actions in Canada, noting an increasing incidence of privacy breaches arising from hacking, misuse of information by employees, theft or loss of personal information, and other causes.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Open Contracting: Exploring Open Government in Contracting and Procurement

  • March 16, 2018
  • Michael Rothe

The Ontario Bar Association’s Public Sector Lawyers Section in collaboration with the Privacy and Right to Access to Information Section hosted a panel discussion this winter on open contracting, which is a part of the open government initiative to increase transparency and accountability in the area of government contracting and procurement.

Privacy Law, Public Sector Lawyers, Student Forum
Uber Breach Further Stresses the Need for Breach Reporting Laws in Canada

Uber Breach Further Stresses the Need for Breach Reporting Laws in Canada

  • January 10, 2018
  • Fazila Nurani

The Uber data breach demonstrates that companies need to be prepared for breaches, including how to communicate with the regulators and their customers in a timely manner. 2018 will hopefully be the year that the PIPEDA breach notification and reporting regulations come into force, strengthening Canada’s privacy law for the better.

Privacy Law