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Editors: Amanda Branch and Mitchell Koczerginski

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Panel Summary: Privacy and Access in Connected and Automated Vehicles

  • May 30, 2020
  • Rajen Akalu

Co-host Rajen Akalu summarizes the highlights of a Privacy and Access to Information Law Section program, which explored privacy, data protection, and innovation in connected and automated vehicles. The program was held by webinar on May 12, 2020.

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Diminished Expectation of Privacy for Regulated Professionals

  • May 27, 2020
  • Stacey Reisman, Ronak Shah, and Molly Reynolds

The Law Society Tribunal's decision in Law Society of Ontario v Marusic highlights important considerations for both regulated professionals and regulators regarding privacy expectations relating to devices used in one's professional capacity.

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