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Supreme Court Issues New Interpretation Upsetting Established Protocol for Obtaining Internet Service Subscriber Information

On Friday, June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision (R v Spencer) upsetting a common interpretation of a provision of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) that...more

6/16/2014 - Canada Data Protection Electronically Stored Information Internet Personally Identifiable Information PIPEDA SCC

UK Court Confirms Privacy Tort And Addresses Meaning Of Personal Information

On January 16, 2014, the English High Court of Justice issued reasons in Vidal-Hall v. Google Inc. relating to an appeal of a Master’s decision to allow Google to be served outside of the jurisdiction in relation to claims...more

1/16/2014 - Apple Google Internet Right to Privacy UK Web Tracking

Major Tech Companies Call For Greater Digital Due Process In Government Surveillance

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have issued an open letter to Washington calling on politicians to reform government surveillance worldwide....more

12/9/2013 - Due Process Internet Surveillance Technology

Privacy Notices – It’s Back To Basics (Without The Boilerplate)

Earlier this year, I reported that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) was participating in the first ever Internet sweep by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN)....more

8/14/2013 - Boilerplate Language Canada GPEN Internet Mobile Apps OPC Privacy Policy Websites

Heard Of The Internet Of Things? FTC To Conduct A Workshop

Have you heard about the Internet of things? If it is industry’s great opportunity, it might be the Privacy Officer’s brainteaser over the next few years....more

4/24/2013 - Data Protection FTC Internet Mobile Devices

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

Status Updates – Real Time Notice Recommended By Privacy Commissioner

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) announced the results of their coordinated investigation into a mobile messaging platform...more

1/29/2013 - Internet Mobile Devices OPC Privacy Policy Texting

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