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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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Forty hours on privacy

I will be teaching, for a third 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 12 to April 13, 2015. I have been teaching since 2009 (e-commerce law from 2009 – […] Read more

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The growing problem of identity theft and mandatory breach notification

Last spring I was invited to testify and present with Dr. Avner Levin before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, House of Commons, in the context of their study conducted on the “Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact“. I discussed why there are no real incentives for Canadian businesses to […] Read more

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Making money with serial killers: law and ethics

I was interviewed today by Global News regarding a well-known online U.S. retailer selling an adult movie starring accused murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta. Magnotta is currently facing charges of first-degree murder, committing an indignity to human remains, publishing obscene material, distributing indecent material through the mail and harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members […] Read more

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Appareil portatif perdu – Pas de cryptage pour les données de 52 000 clients

Quoted as privacy and IT law expert L’appareil portatif perdu par un employé de l’Organisme canadien de réglementation du commerce des valeurs mobilières (OCRCVM) et contenant les informations personnelles de 52 000 investisseurs canadiens provenant de 32 firmes de courtage n’avait pas de système de cryptage. Pourtant, les politiques mêmes de l’OCRCVM obligent deux niveaux de […] Read more