Personal information


Privacy, Trusts and Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Information

A recent paper entitled “Privacy, Trusts and Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Information: The Quebec Perspective in the Canadian Context” co-authored with my colleague Pierre-Christian Hoffman has been published in Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, November 2014, and is also available on SSRN. In this paper, we argue that data protection laws (PIPEDA and substantially […] Read more

Legal News Publications

What is sensitive information?

Paul Ohm, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Colorado Law School, recently published an interesting article on “Sensitive Information”. He explains how every data protection law provides special protection for certain categories of “sensitive information,” such as health, sex, or financial information and how the concept of sensitive information is undertheorized. […] 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