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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

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Forty hours on privacy

I will be teaching, for a third 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 12 to April 13, 2015. I have been teaching since 2009 (e-commerce law from 2009 – […] Read more

Events

CMA Regulatory Conference: Digital Crossroads

I will be participating at the CMA event “Digital Crossroads – Marketing, Privacy, Data and Consumer Trust” taking place in Toronto on November 25th. Digital Crossroads – Marketing, Privacy, Data and Consumer Trust is a must-attend event for professionals responsible for building consumer trust and keeping their organisations compliant with current and upcoming digital marketing […] Read more

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Wind Mobile 2013 Transparency Report

Canadian national wireless service provider Wind Mobile is another organization that has recently released a 2013 Transparency Report. Wind Mobile’s privacy policy page also includes the following statement: Transparency Report WIND complies with Canadian privacy law and take active steps to fully safeguard the information of our customers. At the same time we are compelled by […] Read more

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Canadian telcos and banks subject to the Quebec privacy law

A decision was recently issued by the Quebec Commission d’Accès à l’information (“CAI”) pursuant to the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector following (“Quebec Private Sector Act”) following a complaint filed against Rogers Communications (“Telco”) pertaining to the collection of personal information. In X. c. Rogers Communications Inc., the complainant’s social insurance […] Read more

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Canadian Telcos can’t collect SINs and drivers licence numbers

A decision was recently issued by the Quebec Commission d’Accès à l’information (“CAI”) pursuant to the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector following (“Quebec Private Sector Act”) following a complaint filed against Rogers Communications (“Telco”) pertaining to the collection of personal information. In X. c. Rogers Communications Inc., the plaintiff’s social insurance […] Read more

Legal News

Supreme Court of Canada rules on the issue of “credit charges” pursuant to the Consumer Protection Act

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has recently ruled on the issue of “credit charges” pursuant to the Consumer Protection Act and the issuance of punitive damages in Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte, as well as the two companion cases, Marcotte v. Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, and Amex Bank of Canada v. Adams. In […] Read more

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Limited Protection of Dependents’ Personal Information in Group Insurance Matters 

A group insurance policy often involves several parties, namely the insurance company, the plan administrator and the insured employee (or “member” of the plan), who rarely however has any negotiating power in this regard. In addition, it is often the case that a member’s dependents will be eligible for benefits under the policy. Administering a […] Read more

News Publications

The Internet Never Forgets: Google Inc.’s “right to be forgotten” EU ruling and its implications in Canada

In May of this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a groundbreaking decision for online privacy rights in Google Inc. v. Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos. The CJEU ruled that European Union citizens have the right to require the erasure of inadequate, irrelevant or outdated information from search engines, […] Read more

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Q. When is adequacy never adequate? A. When Quebec’s data protection law is considered ‘inadequate’ for Europe.

On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party released its Opinion 7/2014 in which it provides its recommendations to the European Commission on whether the relevant provisions of the Civil Code of Québec and the Quebec Act on the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector ensure an adequate level of protection for international data transfers […] Read more