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Editors: Amanda Branch and Mitchell Koczerginski


15(+) Questions in 5 Minutes with Brian Beamish

  • March 13, 2020
  • Jaime Cardy

Next up in her series of interviews with notable individuals in the privacy and access to information law space, Jaime Cardy chats with the outgoing Information and privacy commissioner of Ontario, Brian Beamish.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

A Privacy Code of Practice for Connected Cars

  • October 23, 2019
  • Rajen Akalu

Rajen Akalu, the leader of the research team that drafted a privacy code of practice for connected vehicles for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, describes the project and its importance.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

15 Questions in 5 Minutes with Avi Sharabi

  • October 11, 2019
  • Jaime Cardy, editor of the Privacy and Access to Information Law Section Executive

For the first of a new series of articles, “15 Questions in 5 Minutes,” Jaime Cardy, editor of the Privacy and Access to Information Law Section, sat down to interview Avi Sharabi, chair of the Section Executive and an associate at Stieber Berlach LLP.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

OBA Program: Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Meet Privacy Law

  • October 09, 2019
  • Amanda Branch

A summary of the "Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Meet Privacy Law: An Interactive Conversation on Strategizing for Clients" program that was jointly hosted by the Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section and the Privacy and Access to Information Law Section in September 2019.

Privacy Law, Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

R. v. Jarvis: privacy is not an “all-or-nothing” concept

  • May 02, 2019
  • Stacey Reisman, Jon Silver, and Ronak Shah

In R v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada established a robust approach to individual privacy rights thereby opening the door for courts to apply Canada’s constitutional privacy framework to alleged invasions of privacy between individuals. The decision has implications in the criminal law context, and beyond.

Privacy Law, Student Forum

Protecting Against Developer Error: Addressing Appropriate Data Management Procedures and Measures for Developers Today… and Tomorrow

  • April 17, 2019
  • William Lim

Facebook discovered a data breach in 2013 due to the inadvertent interaction between two of its features. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“Commissioner”) investigated the cause and aftermath of the breach and decided that the remedial measures Facebook implemented following this breach was sufficient. Would that decision be upheld by a Court in a claim for negligence? What additional but practical technical measures could Facebook have implemented to avoid being found negligent?

Privacy Law, Student Forum