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Police can search cell phones without warrant during arrest: Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Fearon

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 18 2014

In R. V. Fearon, 2014 SCC 77, issued on Dec. 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada held that the common law power to search incident to a lawful

Telecommunications Act amendments: finding needles in the budget implementation haystack

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 5 2014

Members of the communications industry are becoming accustomed to finding statutory amendments to the Canadian telecommunications regulatory

Canada - Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner releases results of GPEN mobile apps privacy sweep

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 1 2014

On September 10, 2014, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) released its findings and general guidance following a recent

The development of mhealth technology is challenging the effectiveness of current regulation

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 27 2014

Gone are the days when a doctor would examine your eyes using a flashlight and a squinted stare. Today, she will hold up her smartphone and will

CRTC clarifies that anti-spam law won't apply to self-installation of computer programs - most of the time

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 18 2014

CRTC staff has issued important guidance on its interpretation of section 8 of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), noting that the law would not

Mobile app privacy practices: the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issues tips for communicating privacy practices to app users

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 17 2014

Communicating privacy practices to users of mobile apps can be challenging, especially given small screen sizes and the difficulty of capturing app

Canadian Telcos and banks subject to the Quebec privacy law

  • McMillan LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 31 2014

A decision was recently issued by the Quebec Commission d'Accès à l'information ("CAI") pursuant to the Act respecting the protection of personal

New e-labelling rules for technology devices

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 14 2014

Effective October 3, 2014, Industry Canada revised labelling requirements for devices required to be certified or registered which have an integral

CRTC issues significant fine to telemarketer: A reminder before you dial

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 30 2014

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") recently issued a notice of violation to, and imposed a $250,000 penalty on

Eastlink abandons its acquisition of Bruce Telecom due to opposition by Competition Bureau

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 16 2014

On August 19, 2014, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced that Bragg Communications Inc. (Eastlink) has decided not to proceed with its proposed