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2015 Privacy Class Actions in Canada

Last month, BLG hosted a panel discussion entitled “Privacy Class Actions: Update, Strategy and Lessons Learned” at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium taking place on May 27-29 in Toronto. Since many attendees have requested a copy of our power point slides which summarized recent privacy class actions in Canada by jurisdiction as well as their […] Read more


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


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