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Is behavioral advertising harmful?

The Economist published a great piece on behavioral advertising : “Getting to know you: Everything people do online is avidly followed by advertisers and third-party trackers”. I blogged yesterday about the fact that the article raises an interesting point: industry players often take the position that since they do not know the users’ names, what they are collecting […] Read more

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Should behavioral advertising profiles qualify as “personal information”?

The Economist published a great piece on behavioral advertising today: “Getting to know you: Everything people do online is avidly followed by advertisers and third-party trackers”. The article discusses the fact that gathering information about users and grouping them into sellable “segments” has become important for the $120 billion online advertising economy. The article raises an […] Read more

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CASL: Already 85 000 complaints filed at the CRTC

CASL, the new Canadian Anti-Spam Law came into force on July 1st. CASL is enforced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Competition Bureau and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. CASL regulates all commercial electronic messages (or “CEM”), which are messages that include among their purposes, the encouragement of participation in a commercial activity. […] 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

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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 The CJEU ruled that European Union citizens have the right to require the erasure of inadequate, irrelevant or outdated information from search engines, […] Read more

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When is it acceptable for an employer to search into its employees’ electronic emails or computer equipment? Part 2 of 2

I recently published an article with Patrick Gingras on this topic. The article is entitled “Accéder ou ne pas accéder au matériel informatique de son employé, telle est la question” (which translates to: “To access or not to access its employees’ technological devices: That is the question”). The article is in French so I have summarized […] Read more

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When is it acceptable for an employer to search into its employees’ electronic emails or computer equipment? Part 1 of 2

I recently published an article with Patrick Gingras on this topic. The article is entitled “Accéder ou ne pas accéder au matériel informatique de son employé, telle est la question” (which translates to: “To access or not to access its employees’ technological devices: That is the question”). The article is in French so I have summarized […] Read more