RBC v. Trang: SCC Rules on Production of Discharge Statements and Privacy Implications

Éloïse Gratton November 23, 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, (“Trang“) reviewed the obligations of financial institutions to preserve personal information and clarified when disclosure of personal information without consent will be permitted.  This decision has considerable implications for creditors and third party lenders. There is a strong suggestion that debtors […] Read more

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When is Pseudonymous Data Not Personal Information ?

Éloïse Gratton November 14, 2016

The 2016 Brussels Privacy Symposium which took place last week (November 8th) is the first annual academic program jointly presented by the Brussels Privacy Hub of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). The all-day workshop is titled: Identifiability: Policy and Practical Solutions for Anonymization and Pseudonymization. Khaled El Emam, […] Read more

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Global Standards for Fitness Apps and Wearables Advance With Best Practices from the Future of Privacy Forum and the EU MHealth Code of Conduct

Éloïse Gratton November 7, 2016

Wearable and mobile devices that help users track physiological information can greatly improve consumers’ lives. Wearable technologies – and related apps and services – can use sensors to collect environmental, behavioral, and social data from consumers. Users can monitor, evaluate, and improve something as simple as a fitness routine or as serious as a medicine […] Read more

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Importantes Recommandations de la Commission d’Accès à l’Information

Éloïse Gratton November 4, 2016

Le 3 octobre 2016, la Commission d’accès à l’information (CAI) rendait public son rapport quinquennal 2016, intitulé « Rétablir l’équilibre », concernant l’application de la Loi sur l’accès aux documents des organismes publics et sur la protection des renseignements personnels et de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels dans le secteur privé (ci-après la « Loi […] Read more

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Important Recommendations from the QC Privacy Commissioner

Éloïse Gratton November 4, 2016

On October 3, 2016, the Commission d’accès à l’information (CAI) released its 2016 quinquennial report, entitled “Rétablir l’équilibre” (Restoring the Balance), concerning the application of the Act respecting documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information and the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (the “Private Sector Act”). […] Read more