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Option consommateurs asks technology companies providing free online services to better respect user privacy

In a study released today entitled “How Free is “Free”? Setting limits on the collection of personal information for online behavioural advertising“, Option consommateurs, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and defend the rights of consumers, discusses how companies that offer free online services such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo– may infringe on the privacy of […] 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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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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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