Option consommateurs asks technology companies providing free online services to better respect user privacy

In a study released today entitled “How Free is “Free”? Setting limits on the collection of personal information for online behavioural advertising“, Option consommateurs, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and defend the rights of consumers, discusses how companies that offer free online services such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo– may infringe on the privacy of […] Read more


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

Legal News

How “Private” are Facebook Profiles?

I recently published a blog post on the topic of Is taking someone’s picture in public breaching their privacy? I have since received many questions pertaining to whether using or publishing someone’s Facebook profile information could be considered as breaching their privacy. Facebook users post information and pictures about themselves and their loved ones as […] Read more


Conference on Emails and the Law

I will be participating at an event entitled “Courriel Express. Après-midi d’étude interdisciplinaire” (Email and interdisciplinary study) taking place on may 7th in Montreal.  The event is organized by Vincent Gautrais and Marie Demoulin (teachers at the ÉBSI) in the context of the project of the University of Montreal. It can be summarized as an afternoon of interdisciplinary study […] Read more