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Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law

On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) issued a report to the European Commission (EC) regarding an application by the Province of Québec, Canada for status as a jurisdiction providing an adequate level of...more

9/16/2014 - Canada Data Protection Electronically Stored Information EU Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws

Social Networking And Online Forums – Privacy

Last month, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (UK ICO) published guidance on the application of the Data Protection Act 1998 (UK DPA) to social networking sites and online forums....more

6/19/2013 - Canada Data Protection EU PIPEDA Social Media UK Data Protection Act

Service By Private Message To Message Board Account Permitted

The British Columbia Supreme Court recently granted an order permitting substituted service on anonymous users of several Internet-based forums in a defamation action....more

6/17/2013 - Defamation EU Message Boards

International Internet Privacy Sweep

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has announced that the Federal Trade Commission, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, the OPC and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British...more

5/7/2013 - Canada EU Internet Privacy Internet Privacy Protection Acts

Gatekeepers And Online Defamation

The scourge of online defamation poses enforcement challenges for victims. So much so that there may be a temptation to begin looking for gatekeepers. The direction of the law appears to be ready to assist....more

4/4/2013 - Blogs Canada Damages Defamation EU Internet

UK Cookie Enforcement Report: Relevant to Canada

On December 18, 2012, the UK Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) issued an enforcement report on compliance with the rules regarding obtaining consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies....more

1/22/2013 - Anti-Spam Legislation Behavioral Advertising CAN-SPAM Act Compliance Cookie Banners Cookies Data Protection Electronic Communications Enforcement EU ICO OPC

UK Cookie Enforcement Report: Relevant To Canada

On December 18, 2012, the UK Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) issued an enforcement report on compliance with the rules regarding obtaining consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies....more

1/14/2013 - Anti-Spam Legislation Behavioral Advertising CAN-SPAM Act Compliance Cookie Banners Cookies Data Protection Electronic Communications Enforcement EU ICO OPC

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