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Investment in Iran After Implementation Day

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January 16, 2016, marked the Implementation Day that recognised the certification by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran had met its obligations under the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a...more

BC Privacy Commissioner Releases Report on Use of Employee Monitoring Software

by DLA Piper on

In January 2015, the mayor of Saanich publicly complained that the District of Saanich had installed “spyware” on his office computer. The BC Information and Privacy Commissioner initiated an investigation pursuant to the...more

Alberta Court of Appeal Affirms Sanctity of Solicitor-Client Privilege under FOIPPA

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In University of Calgary v JR, 2015 ABCA 118, the Alberta Court of Appeal strongly affirmed the central importance of solicitor-client privilege to the proper functioning of the legal system. At issue was whether the Freedom...more

Supreme Court Of Canada: Limits On Government Disclosure Include Policy Options

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On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued a unanimous decision in John Doe v. Ontario (Finance),2014 SCC 36 that outlines the parameters on the ability of the public to access information under Ontario’s Freedom...more

Federal Court Finds No Duty to Consult Aboriginal Group on Investment Treaty

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On August 26, in Hupacasath First Nation v. Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Court held that the Government of Canada has no constitutional duty to consult the applicant First Nation prior to ratification of the...more

Extending Privacy Protection Obligations To Non-Profits In Alberta

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Earlier this month, the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, Jill Clayton, published the second instalment of her submissions with respect to the review of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy...more

Blurring Of Personal And Professional Email Accounts

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Not uncommonly, employees may forward information back and forth between personal and professional email accounts....more

A Personal Email Records Management And Privacy Problem

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The use of personal email for business is a significant problem for records retention and privacy programs. On March 18, 2013, the British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPBC) announced an...more

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