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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
Facebook user mood experiment: unethical and also illegal?
Last summer, it was revealed that Facebook had manipulated its users’ feeds to run a psychological experiment. A report titled “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks” was published, which disclosed that in 2012, Facebook manipulated the news feeds of 689,003 users to see if the emotion they picked up through the content on […] Read more
A picture is worth a thousand words
A Court decision was rendered in Quebec city earlier this week, granting damages to a woman wearing a niqab and her husband under the right to one’s image. The facts are as follows: the editor of a magazine about immigrants in Quebec city took a picture of a woman wearing a niqab in a flea market and used it to […] Read more
Mobile apps and privacy challenges
The WSP reports that most mobile apps don’t respect users’ privacy. The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) undertook last May a second privacy sweep demonstrating the ongoing commitment of privacy enforcement authorities to work together to promote privacy protection around the world. It is reported that some 26 privacy enforcement authorities in 19 countries participated […] Read more
Loi anti-pourriel / C-28: Soyez-prêts !
Les jours sont comptés avant l’entrée en vigueur de la loi canadienne anti-pourriel. En effet le 1er juillet prochain vous serez soumis à cette nouvelle loi qui aura un impact sur la gestion de vos listes clients. Êtes-vous prêts ? Vous êtes sans doute à la recherche de solutions qui vous permettront de rester en contact […] Read more
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will take effect at the beginning of July. What do organizations need to know about which electronic messages are affected, when consent will be required and what processes must be in place to ensure compliance. With the adoption of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) in July, the new legislation will impose cumbersome […] Read more