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Editors: Amanda Branch and Mitchell Koczerginski


Warrantless GPS and Expectations of Privacy

  • January 11, 2012
  • Oren Weichenberg

Many people are aware that the Global Positioning System (“GPS”) is a satellite based navigation tool that enables individuals to determine their location mostly anywhere on earth. GPS technology provides many benefits, including navigation assistance, transportation support and mapping. 

The Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act

  • January 11, 2012
  • Bridget McIlveen

In September 2011, the Government of Canada re-introduced amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) in Bill C-12, the Safeguarding Canadians' Personal Information Act (the “Bill”). 

Mandatory Breach Reporting Thresholds

  • January 11, 2012
  • Adam Kardash, Pamela Snively

A Summary of the Results of Workshops Exploring the Meaning of the “Real Risk of Significant Harm” breach notification threshold under the Personal Information Protection Act(Alberta)

A Privacy Handbook for Lawyers: PIPEDA, the Practice of Law and Litigation

  • January 11, 2012
  • Daniel Caron

Lawyers are used to thinking about confidentiality. In many respects, confidentiality is the cornerstone of the legal profession; lawyers regularly handle sensitive information in running their practice and they are accustomed to maintaining the confidentiality of information...