privacy law


  • Privacy of documents at border under question

    Privacy of documents at border under question

    Aug 6, 2018

    Recent guidelines about searches of electronic devices at Canadian and U.S. borders have reinforced lawyers’ need to protect privileged information on their digital devices when crossing the border.

  • Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Jul 9, 2018

    On July 31, the Canadian government will require biometric information from travellers to the country from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Travellers from Asia, the Asia Pacific and the Americas will be required to give the information starting Dec. 31.

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  • Child rights advocates applaud OCA ruling

    Child rights advocates applaud OCA ruling

    Jun 25, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that all litigation records with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer for a child client are not subject to freedom of information legislation even if it is not material protected by solicitor-client privilege.

  • Connected devices can lead to security risks

    Connected devices can lead to security risks

    May 14, 2018

    An Ottawa lawyer says the makers and sellers of internet-abled devices are not governed by any particular provincial or federal legislation to ensure those gadgets are secure.

  • Concerns surfacing over use of personal info in AI

    Concerns surfacing over use of personal info in AI

    May 14, 2018

    As artificial intelligence develops and new approaches such as blockchain emerge dealing with huge amounts of data, lawyers say concerns are surfacing over the use and protection of individuals’ personal information. Imran Ahmad, who leads Miller Thomson LLP’s cybersecurity team, sees the potential for risk as he looks at the emergence and use of artificial intelligence.

  • Rulings help define privacy expectations

    Rulings help define privacy expectations

    May 14, 2018

    A pair of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions sets the foundation for the reasonable expectation of privacy in the digital age. The rulings provide guidance in both criminal and civil law applications, say lawyers.

  • Lawyers preparing for mandatory data-breach reporting

    Lawyers preparing for mandatory data-breach reporting

    May 14, 2018

    Lawyers say they are ramping up in anticipation of the rollout of new mandatory data-breach reporting rules going into effect in Canada.

  • Can electoral system withstand threats?

    Mar 26, 2018

    A week may be a lifetime in politics, but 19 months can elapse in a hurry, especially when it comes to election preparation.

  • Driverless vehicles hold privacy concerns

    Driverless vehicles hold privacy concerns

    Mar 19, 2018

    Motorists may have a reason to have privacy concerns related to driverless vehicles.

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