Q. When is adequacy never adequate? A. When Quebec’s data protection law is considered ‘inadequate’ for Europe.

On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party released its Opinion 7/2014 in which it provides its recommendations to the European Commission on whether the relevant provisions of the Civil Code of Québec and the Quebec Act on the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector ensure an adequate level of protection for international data transfers […] Read more


Unreasonable searches

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling acknowledging Canadians’ right to privacy online. In doing so, the Court has arguably placed the biggest limitation on PIPEDA since its inception. What’s more, the justices appear to have frustrated Ottawa’s efforts to extend police powers to obtain data without a warrant. It is still […] Read more


Gaining Consent

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


Businesses Are Tracking Your Habits–But How Much Information Is Too Much

Featured as privacy expert.  It’s no secret marketers are trying to get information about customer activity and habits online. Now some businesses are taking it a step further–using pocket-sized sensors to glean information from consumers’ Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones as they go about their day. Is this behavior tracking going too far? Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Wall […] Read more