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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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How “Private” are Facebook Profiles?

I recently published a blog post on the topic of Is taking someone’s picture in public breaching their privacy? I have since received many questions pertaining to whether using or publishing someone’s Facebook profile information could be considered as breaching their privacy. Facebook users post information and pictures about themselves and their loved ones as […] Read more

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Intelligence artificielle et questions juridiques

Auteure: Catherine Paquin-Veillette, Étudiante au cours de DRT6929E La Future of Life Institute soulève plusieurs questions juridiques relatives au développement de l’intelligence artificielle The Future of Life Institute (FLI) est un organisme sans but lucratif ayant comme principal objectif de soutenir la recherche et de sensibiliser la population aux différents risques existentiels auxquels l’humanité serait confrontée, […] 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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Defamation on social media during election campaign: Rankin decision

In Rankin c. Rankin, 2014 QCCQ 8981, which came out a few days ago, a plaintiff was awarded $10,000 in compensatory damages and $3,000 in punitive damages, after defamatory comments were made about him on Facebook and in public in the context of an election campaign. The plaintiff and the defendant are cousins and both members of the Algonquin community Abitibiwinni. Several […] Read more

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More on Digital Market Manipulation

For those who, like me, found Law Professor Ryan Calo‘s “Digital Market Manipulation” article absolutely interesting and fascinating, will be delighted to know that there is a new publication on this topic. Law Professor David C. Vladeck just published a piece entitled: “Digital Marketing, Consumer Protection, and the First Amendment: A Brief Reply to Professor Ryan Calo“. […] 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