Category Privacy

Submission to OPC on Privacy and Consent

Here is my Submission (with co-authors Scott Tremblay and Daniel Weiss) to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for their consultation on Privacy and Consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Summary of Submission of Samuel Trosow,  Scott Tremblay and Daniel Weiss The current consent model is inadequate to protect the legitimate privacy […]

R v. Fearon: The Supreme Court on cell phones and privacy

R v. Fearon: The Supreme Court on cell phones and privacy by Lisa Di Valentino On December 11, 2014, the Supreme Court released its decision in R. v. Fearon, which I brought up in an earlier post about a similar case in the U.S. (Riley v. California, Supreme Court of the United States). In this post […]

U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed to search cell phone of arrested individual

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the cell phone privacy decision issued last week from the US Supreme Court   U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed to search cell phone of arrested individual by Lisa Di Valentino Earlier this month, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down its judgement in R. v. Spencer, […]

Supreme Court confirms importance of information privacy and Internet anonymity

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the internet privacy decision issued today from the SCC . . . Supreme Court confirms importance of information privacy and Internet anonymity by Lisa Di Valentino Today, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in R. v. Spencer. Daniel Therrien, Canada’s new Privacy […]

SCC Upholds Union’s Expression Rights over Privacy Challenge

The Supreme Court of Canada has  issued a unanimous decision dismissing an appeal brought by the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 (2013 SCC 62).  The judgment of the unanimous Court delivered by Justices Abella and Cromwell  was a sweeping endorsement of […]