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Privacy class action update: Appeal dismissed in the IIROC security breach action

After the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC or in French OCRCVM) who monitors all trading activity across the country suffered a security breach in April 2013 (an employee lost a USB drive containing the personal information of individuals with accounts at various brokerage firms), a class action was filed against IIROC, claiming 1,000$ for each […] Read more

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Guidance on how to protect personal information using adequate safeguards

My colleague Bradley Freedman published yesterday short piece entitled “Regulatory Guidance for Safeguarding Personal Information” in which he reviews the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recently issued “Interpretation Bulletin – Safeguards” which provides non-binding guidance for compliance with statutory obligations to safeguard personal information. The Interpretation Bulletin is timely in light of […] 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