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Max Jarvie joins the BLG Privacy and Data Protection Group

BLG is very proud to welcome Max Jarvie in the Privacy and Data Protection Group. He will be advising and assisting clients on a wide range of issues, including privacy and anti-spam, distributed ledger technology (blockchain), information security, licensing and consumer protection matters. Max brings a strong technical and blockchain legal expertise. Before studying law, he worked in information […] Read more


Privacy Commissioner launches investigation into Statistics Canada’s recent request from financial institutions

There has been news reports yesterday about a project by Statistics Canada (“StatCan”) to collect information from financial institutions about their customers’ financial transactions. A few clients have reached out asking about StatCan’s authority to request such data. StatCan is relying on Section 13 of the Statistics Act, which appears to grant the institution broad […] Read more


Privacy Commissioner’s Guidance for Compliance with PIPEDA’s Breach of Security Safeguards Obligations

On October 29, 2018 the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) issued a guidance document titled “What you need to know about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards” (the “Guidance”) to help organizations comply with personal information security breach obligations under Canada’s federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). Commencing […] Read more

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Formation de 3 heures à Montréal – Cybersécurité et vie privée des employés

J’offrirai, avec mon associée Katherine Poirier, une formation de 3 heures au début du mois de novembre en matière de cybersécurité et vie privée des employés. Le vol d’informations confidentielles est un fléau en pleine croissance. Il devient donc essentiel de connaître le cadre juridique, d’identifier les risques afférents et de développer les outils nécessaire […] Read more


Our comments in response to the OPC Notice of consultation on new mandatory breach reporting guidance

Brad Freedman, François Joli-coeur and I have submitted comments on October 2, 2018 in response to the Notice of consultation on new mandatory breach reporting guidance and form issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”). The Notice invites comments regarding the OPC’s draft guidance, published September 17, 2018, regarding the breach of […] Read more