New privacy books on revenge porn, cyberbullying, pornography and on surveillance in Canada

Two privacy books have recently been released: Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era This book was authored by Michael Geist. From the effectiveness of accountability and oversight programs to the legal issues raised by metadata collection to the privacy challenges surrounding new technologies, this book explores current issues torn from the headlines with […] Read more

Events News

Privacy Class Actions: Update, Strategy and Lessons Learned

BLG will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “Privacy Class Actions: Update, Strategy and Lessons Learned” at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium taking place on May 27-29 in Toronto. The panelists include Barry Glaspell, Robin Gould-Soil, CIPP/C, Director, Information Access and Privacy, University Health Network as well as myself. The panel will be moderated by Dean Dolan, […] Read more


Drones: Objets juridiques non identifiés

Auteure: Sixtine Balot, Étudiante au cours de DRT6929E Depuis plusieurs années, une nouvelle invention technologique suscite un vif intérêt au cœur de la communauté technophile. Suite à cet engouement croissant qui circule autour des drones, ce travail a pour ambition de déterminer les enjeux juridiques inhérents à cette nouvelle technologie et de ce fait mettre […] Read more


Damages awarded for the recording of intimate activities without consent but with limited broadcasting

In the recent case of L.D. c. J.V., Superior Court judge Lukasz Granosik awarded damages to a plaintiff after the defendant recorded their sexual activities without her knowledge and consent, in a situation in which there was limited broadcasting of the recording. The plaintiff knew that the defendant had in his possession certain videotapes of his […] Read more


Conference on Emails and the Law

I will be participating at an event entitled “Courriel Express. Après-midi d’étude interdisciplinaire” (Email and interdisciplinary study) taking place on may 7th in Montreal.  The event is organized by Vincent Gautrais and Marie Demoulin (teachers at the ÉBSI) in the context of the LCCJTI.ca project of the University of Montreal. It can be summarized as an afternoon of interdisciplinary study […] Read more

Legal News

Who watches the watchers? With police body cams, we all can

Author: Jillian Friedman, lawyer and student DRT6929E Worry that the state is abusing its powers through surveillance of its citizens has been a ubiquitous and powerful theme in contemporary political discourse. Most recently it manifests around the Harper government’s Anti Terrorism Law Bill C-51 that would grant additional surveillance powers to the government over Canadian […] Read more


Recours collectif considérable contre Facebook en Europe

Auteure: Chloé Cremisi, Étudiante au cours de DRT6929E   Facebook continue à être dans la tourmente en Europe… Un mois après Paris, où la justice française s’est déclarée compétente dans un conflit l’opposant à un internaute, Facebook se trouve à nouveau convoqué au tribunal civil de Vienne suite à un recours collectif déposé jeudi 09 avril. […] Read more