Articles 2023

Sarah Nasrullah

Canada’s New Federal Privacy Bill

  • November 23, 2020
  • Sarah Nasrullah

Earlier this week, Minister Bains (Minister of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development) tabled Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020. Part I will enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA or the Act) and repeal Part I of PIPEDA. Part II will enact the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act (PIDPTA). Here are a few key highlights.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Key Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues Financial Institutions Should be Thinking About

  • November 04, 2020
  • Ronak Shah, Molly Reynolds, Joel Ramsey

Accelerated digitization of the financial industry coupled with upcoming regulatory changes means privacy and cybersecurity issues will continue to be forefront issues that financial institutions will grapple with. Outlined below are five key privacy and cybersecurity issues organizations within the financial sector should be focusing on.

Privacy Law, Student Forum
Marian Serna

Privacy: Legal and Business Needs

  • October 28, 2020
  • Marian Serna

When it comes to privacy, understanding the applicable legislation is just the first step for a legal professional. Balancing individuals’ privacy needs with businesses’ ability to implement adequate privacy and cybersecurity protections is troublesome. To understand our role as legal professionals in the privacy industry, we first need to appreciate the ecosystem’s external and internal quirks. This article aims to provide insights into the practicalities of privacy.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

OPC Guidance on the Internet of Things – Privacy Safeguards for Connected Devices

  • October 13, 2020
  • By Chloe Snider and Luca Lucarini

The IoT Guidance by the OPC provides overdue clarity on how the Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) applies to Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices, and guidance to manufacturers of those devices on specific security and other measures they should consider.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Children and Youth Privacy Rights Enhanced under Part X of the CYFSA- Panel Summary

  • July 09, 2020
  • Kimberley Ishmael and Sakshi Chadha

Co-chair Kimberley Ishmael summarizes the highlights of a program discussing the new rights and obligations stemming from Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. The program, which was held by webcast on June 25, 2020, was jointly hosted by the OBA's Privacy and Access to Information Law Section and Child and Youth Law Section.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Ontario Government to Launch COVID Alert, a Contact Tracing App, in July

  • June 26, 2020
  • Jennifer McKenzie, Amanda Branch and Raffi Dergalstanian

The Ontario government is championing the "privacy-first" approach that was used in developing COVID Alert, which will be the first government-backed digital contact tracing app to be rolled out in Canada.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

FCA Confirms CASL is Constitutional, but Limits Business Communications Exemption

  • June 21, 2020
  • Molly Reynolds, Ronak Shah, Andrew Bernstein and Saambavi Mano

The Federal Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal against two CRTC decisions regarding enforcement actions under CASL. In addition to upholding the Commercial Electronic Message provisions as constitutional, the Court provided clarity on the “business-to-business” and conspicuous publication exemptions, as well as the unsubscribe mechanism requirements.

Privacy Law, Student Forum