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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

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What is sensitive information?

Paul Ohm, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado Law School, recently published an interesting article on “Sensitive Information”. He explains how every data protection law provides special protection for certain categories of “sensitive information,” such as health, sex, or financial information and how the concept of sensitive information is undertheorized. […] Read more

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More on cyber issues and pornography

Every day, I read a newspaper or online article about a revenge porn incident, or about another country considering new legislation to address the issues of cyber-pornography and/or revenge porn. For instance, today, there was an article in a U.K. newspaper about revenge porn victim Hannah Thompson. She is demanding helpline to kill explicit online pictures […] Read more

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Defamation on social media during election campaign: Rankin decision

In Rankin c. Rankin, 2014 QCCQ 8981, which came out a few days ago, a plaintiff was awarded $10,000 in compensatory damages and $3,000 in punitive damages, after defamatory comments were made about him on Facebook and in public in the context of an election campaign. The plaintiff and the defendant are cousins and both members of the Algonquin community Abitibiwinni. Several […] Read more