2020

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OPC lays groundwork for a Canadian right to be forgotten in recent RateMDs privacy decision

On June 30, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released its Report of Findings on the information handling practices of the operator of RateMDs.com, a popular review website that allows users to rate health professionals for the benefit of other patients (RateMDs). The decision arose from a complaint filed by a dentist from British […] Read more

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Our submission in response to the Ontario consultation (private sector privacy law)

In a move of great significance to organizations doing business in Ontario, Ontario recently opened a consultation on private sector privacy regulation. It has invited input on a matter of legislative reform with potential consequences for the conduct of business in the province. As legal counsel to Ontario private sector businesses targeted by this initiative, we have […] Read more

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CASL enforcement – $100,000 penalty for sending messages and installing software without consent

On September 30, 2020, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced that Canadian student note-sharing platform OneClass paid $100,000 as part of a settlement of alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation relating to sending commercial electronic messages and installing computer software without consent. Read our bulletin on this topic. Read more

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Managing Privacy in a Connected World Webinar Series – October sessions

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, data protection and privacy issues continue to create an increasing number of business, legal and reputational risks. From smart technologies and artificial intelligence to issues around global compliance, digital consent and online reputations, organizations will need to understand the legal frameworks and best practices to navigate […] Read more

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My Appearance to discuss Bill 64 (Quebec privacy law – private sector)

Earlier this summer, Quebec’s National Assembly introduced Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, which proposes to overhaul Quebec’s privacy laws, including those applicable to private-sector organizations. Among the various changes being considered, the bill would significantly increase monetary penalties, introduce new enforcement mechanisms, impose new data […] Read more

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Nos réflexions sur le projet de loi no 64 (protection de la vie privée dans le secteur privé au Québec)

Je suis ravie d’avoir aujourd’hui témoigné devant la Commission des institutions dans le cadre de leurs Consultations particulières et auditions publiques sur le projet de loi no 64, Loi modernisant des dispositions législatives en matière de protection des renseignements personnels. J’ai soumis, avec certains collègues, un court mémoire dans lequel nous présentons nos observations sur […] Read more

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IIAC Open Banking webinar

I am delighted to be participating at the IIAC Open Banking webinar taking place on September 17th, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET. Questrade and the IIAC FinTech Committee, led by Annie Sinigagliese, will be hosting Christine Day, Steven Boms and myself to present on Open Banking and Consumer-Directed Finance. I will present on privacy legal […] Read more

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Ontario signals the coming of commercial privacy legislation

In a move of great significance to organizations doing business in Ontario, the province recently opened a consultation on private sector privacy regulation. The consultation, which runs until October 1, shows a strong commitment to moving forward with legislation that will create new and stringent privacy compliance requirements and potentially establish new employee privacy rights […] Read more