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OPC Maintains Status Quo On Transborder Data Flows...At Least For Now!
Upon receiving feedback from stakeholders regarding its consultation on transfers for processing and transborder data flows, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Canada
30 Sep 2019
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Top Of The Class: New Cybersecurity Program To Certify Privacy-Minded Businesses
On August 14, 2019, the federal government launched a new cybersecurity certification program aimed at helping
Canada
19 Aug 2019
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Is Data Residency Coming To Canada? The OPC Signals A Major Change To Its Policy Position On Transborder Dataflows
Update: The OPC has announced its intention to suspend the consultation on transborder dataflows. Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien made the announcement
Canada
11 Jul 2019
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Proposed Digital Charter Could Bring Sweeping Changes To Canadian Privacy Laws
On May 21, 2019, the Canadian federal government released a proposed Digital Charter (the "Charter")[1], as well as an initial set of actions and recommendations
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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"Gonna Stand My Ground; And I Won't Back Down"¹ – The OPC Charges Forward With Its Controversial Consultation On Transborder Dataflows/Transfers For Processing
On June 11, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada ("OPC") published a reframed discussion document (the "Reframed Discussion")
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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The Privacy Commissioner's Guide To Protecting Personal Information In Cannabis Transactions
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently released a guidance document for Canadian private sector cannabis retailers who collect personal information from their customers.
Canada
1 Feb 2019
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Will My Securities Investigation Evidence Be Subject To FIPPA?
It is generally safe to assume that records given to government institutions will be subject to freedom of information/access to information legislation.
Canada
10 Dec 2018
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What Can And Should The Law Do About 'Deepfake': An Update
In March 2018, we published an article titled "What Can the Law Do About 'Deepfake'?", discussing the proliferation of deepfake videos and several causes of action that may be taken against those who create and propagate deepfake material on the internet.
Canada
6 Dec 2018
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Trick Or…Breach? PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements Come Into Force On November 1, 2018
After more than three years of consultation and anticipation, the big day has finally arrived. As of November 1, 2018, organizations subject to PIPEDA are, in certain circumstances, required to:
Canada
2 Nov 2018
10
Helping Your Workplace Navigate the Legalization of Marijuana
The impending legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018, presents uncharted territory for employers in Canada.
Canada
28 Sep 2018
11
Is your Privilege Protected? Ontario Court Revisits Doctrine of "Implied Waiver of Privilege" in Recent Decision
Recent case law from Ontario confirms that a party seeking to rely on parts of an otherwise privileged document cannot simultaneously claim privilege over the same document.
Canada
31 Aug 2018
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A $250,000 Reminder that "CASL" is Not Just an Anti-Spam Law
On July 11, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") announced that it has taken enforcement action against Datablocks Inc. ("Datablocks") and Sunlight Media Network Inc. ("Sunlight Media"), two apparently related companies.
Canada
16 Jul 2018
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PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements Finalized, To Come Into Force November 1, 2018
This update provides an overview of the breach reporting requirements.
Canada
5 Jun 2018
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PIPEDA – How to Obtain "Meaningful" Consent, and When Consent is Not Enough
On May 24, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the "OPC") released its finalized consent guidelines, as well as guidance on certain "no-go zones" under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").
Canada
4 Jun 2018
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PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements Finalized, To Come Into Force November 1, 2018
This update provides an overview of the breach reporting requirements.
Canada
22 May 2018
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Recent Privacy Concerns Call For Increased Transparency And Control
In the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, businesses should consider whether their data handling practices are consistent with user expectations.
Worldwide
27 Apr 2018
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What Can The Law Do About ‘Deepfake'?
In November 2017, videos began appearing on www.reddit.com featuring celebrities' faces superimposed onto actors and actresses in pornographic videos (and a surprising number of random Nicolas Cage appearances, most of which are thankfully not pornographic).
Canada
29 Mar 2018
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If Online Reputation Is Everything, Who Wants A Do-Over?
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the "OPC") recently released a draft policy position regarding the protection of online reputation.
Canada
19 Mar 2018
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BC Court Of Appeal Rules Absolute Privilege Precludes Claim For Breach Of Privacy
In British Columbia, alleged breaches of privacy are actionable in court only under the Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 373.
Canada
13 Mar 2018
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Prying Eyes: Risk Of Employee ‘Snooping' And How To Reduce It
Privacy is an area of increased focus for many companies, given the media attention and class action lawsuits that can arise from significant privacy breaches.
Canada
8 Nov 2017
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