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
Updating Quebec Private Sector Privacy Law – Part 2 of 2
In Quebec, the privacy regulator, the Commission d’accès à l’Information (or CAI), was recently seeking comments from local privacy experts on certain potential amendments to the Quebec private sector law, the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (“APPIPS”). Recall that Quebec was the first jurisdiction in Canada to enact a data protection law […] Read more
Updating Quebec Private Sector Privacy Law – Part 1 of 2
In Quebec, the Commission d’accès à l’Information (or the CAI), was recently seeking comments from local privacy experts on certain potential amendments to the Quebec private sector law, the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector. Recall that Quebec was the first jurisdiction in Canada to enact a data protection law in 1994. […] Read more
Rogers Media Inc. agrees to pay $200,000 for allegedly violating CASL
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that Rogers Media Inc. has paid $200,000 as part of an undertaking to resolve alleged violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). It was alleged that Rogers Media failed to comply with various requirements of CASL, which mostly relate to the unsubscribe requirements. For instance, it is alleged […] Read more
Caught in the Web: Can privacy laws play its fundamental role of protecting individuals?
I will be participating at the “Caught in the Web” conference organized by the McGill Law Faculty (Continuing Legal Education) taking place on November 17, 2015 at 6pm. The information society has turned into a supranational knowledge society and digital economy. No discipline can claim a monopoly on regulating its unbridled development. I will be presenting […] Read more
Privacy class action update: Appeal dismissed in the IIROC security breach action
After the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC or in French OCRCVM) who monitors all trading activity across the country suffered a security breach in April 2013 (an employee lost a USB drive containing the personal information of individuals with accounts at various brokerage firms), a class action was filed against IIROC, claiming 1,000$ for each […] Read more
Le consommateur numérique: une protection à la hauteur de la confiance?
AVIS – En raison de la possibilité d’une grève des employés de la BAnQ Vieux-Montréal qui vient d’être annoncée, l’évènement sera déplacé à l’Université de Montréal, au Laboratoire de cyberjustice (local B-2215) de la Faculté de droit (3101, chemin de la Tour – Métro Côte-des-Neiges / Université de Montréal ou stationnement à l’Oratoire St-Joseph à 5,00 $ ou stationnement […] Read more
Vie privée 20.15: Entrevue radio sur les enjeux en matière de vie privée en affaires
La prolifération des nouvelles technologies amène une panoplie de questionnements quant à la protection de la vie privée et des renseignements personnels. Chaque semaine à Vie privée 20.15 (dimanche matin à 11h), le journaliste Guillaume Touzel-Bond creuse, en compagnie d’experts de partout au pays, de nombreux enjeux concernant la vie privée de groupes ciblés: les […] Read more
Key IT Law Issues for Wearable & Mobile Devices
The Nineteenth Annual Canadian IT Law Association Conference is taking place this year in Toronto on October 26–27, 2015. I will be participating on the panel entitled “Key IT Law Issues for Wearable & Mobile Devices” moderated by David Canton, Harrison Pensa LLP, with co-panelists Sony Gokhale, Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt LLP and Rachael Vaughn, Attorney Next […] Read more
Any Impact of the recent EU’s privacy safe harbor decision for Canada?
On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) released a judgment invalidating an important Commission Decision 2000/520 which was validating the EU-US Safe Harbour Principles. Why is this an important issue? Pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC, EU Member States are required to provide that the transfer of personal data from Europe to […] Read more