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Managing privacy and cyber risks during a pandemic

In a recent announcement, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) reaffirmed its commitment to protecting Canadians’ privacy during the COVID-19 outbreak, stating that, “[d]uring a public health crisis, privacy laws still apply, but they are not a barrier to appropriate information sharing.” Other privacy commissioners throughout Canada have made similar statements. Given […] Read more

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Comments on the OPC Consultation on Artificial Intelligence

On January 28, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published its Consultation on the OPC’s Proposals for ensuring appropriate regulation of artificial intelligence (Consultation Paper). The Consultation Paper sets out several proposals for how the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) could be reformed, in the words of the OPC, “in order […] Read more

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New book: Managing Privacy in a Connected World

Our new privacy book Managing Privacy in a Connected World (co-authored with Elisa Henry) is out! It deals with cutting-edge technologies (AI, blockchain, connected devices, IoT, targeted advertising) and new legal risks (digital consent, cyber, competition, online reputation, GDPR, privacy class actions, etc). This book would have not been possible without the help and expertise […] Read more

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Privacy Commissioners’ Report of Findings on Aggregate IQ : Challenges with Position on Service Providers’ Obligations

On November 24, 2019, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia (BC OIPC) released their report of findings (the Report) arising from their joint investigation of Aggregate IQ Data Services Ltd (AIQ). Before the investigation, AIQ processed personal information as a service provider to […] Read more