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Beyond Consent-based Privacy Protection: My submission in response to the OPC’s consultation on privacy and consent

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has recently published a great discussion paper entitled “Consent and privacy” exploring potential enhancements to consent under PIPEDA. The OPC also launched a Consultation and Call for Submissions requesting input on its consent paper, asking whether legislative changes are required, and requesting comments  on solutions which would be helpful in […] Read more

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Forty hours on privacy

I will be teaching, for a fourth consecutive year, DRT-6929E-A, a privacy law course at the  University of Montreal Law Faculty. The class is offered to Masters degree students and takes place every Monday from 4 to 7pm, January 11 to April 11, 2016. I have been teaching since 2009 (e-commerce law from 2009 – […] Read more

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Targeted Advertising and the “Reasonable Expectations” of Customers

An article was published yesterday which pertains to Netflix testing ads surrounding its shows. An update was then posted beside the title of the article to specify: “only its own” to refer to the fact that Netflix would be testing ads to promote its own products and not enabling third party ads. This brings forward the issue […] Read more

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Damages awarded for the recording of intimate activities without consent but with limited broadcasting

In the recent case of L.D. c. J.V., Superior Court judge Lukasz Granosik awarded damages to a plaintiff after the defendant recorded their sexual activities without her knowledge and consent, in a situation in which there was limited broadcasting of the recording. The plaintiff knew that the defendant had in his possession certain videotapes of his […] Read more

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Un rapport expose le peu de transparence des fournisseurs d’accès Internet au Canada dans la protection des renseignements personnels

Auteur: Hugo Fournier-Gendron, Étudiant au cours de DRT6929E À la suite d’un sondage préparé par le Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada dévoilant la crainte grandissante des canadiens quant à la protection de leurs renseignements personnels, l’équipe de recherche IXmaps a publié, le 12 mars dernier, une édition surprenante de son rapport annuel […] Read more

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Facebook a une nouvelle politique en matière de vie privée

Auteur: Benjamin Dumas-Boisvert, Étudiant au cours de DRT6929E Le 30 janvier dernier, la nouvelle politique de vie privée de Facebook, préalablement annoncée en novembre 2014, est officiellement entrée en vigueur. En effet, des amendements à la politique d’utilisation du service permettent désormais à Facebook de récolter des données sur la navigation de ses utilisateurs hors […] Read more

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Une nouvelle loi en matière de protection de renseignements personnels aux États-Unis?

Auteur: Hugo Fournier-Gendron, Étudiant au cours de DRT6929E À la suite du rapport Consumer Data Privacy In a Networked World, publié par la Maison Blanche en 2012, l’administration Obama se préparerait à dévoiler durant les prochaines semaines un projet de loi sur la protection de la vie privée des consommateurs aux États-Unis, rapportent de nombreuses […] Read more