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New Privacy Tort: Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Stuff
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • January 29 2016

Privacy law is responding to disturbing social trends on the internet. Last week, in Jane Doe 464533 v. N.D. (“Doe“), the Ontario Superior Court

Canadian Businesses Increasingly Face Privacy Breach Class Actions Absent Traditional Forms of Damages
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 16 2015

Two privacy breach class actions recently certified against the Federal Government Condon and John Doe demonstrate a timing dilemma

Bringing Home to Work: Expansion of Employees' Privacy in Workplace Emails
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 9 2015

When the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R v Cole, 2012 SCC 53, which found that an individual's workplace computer was protected

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • November 19 2015

De minimis non curat praetor : cet ancien adage juridique signifie que le juge ne doit pas s'occuper des causes insignifiantes. Sa portée a semblé

Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 17 September 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 17 2015

Following a motorcycle accident, the respondent was treated by the applicant, an orthopedic surgeon, for a fracture to his right wrist. A full

No general right for grievors to remain unidentified in labour arbitration decisions
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 1 2015

The British Columbia Court of Appeal (in a recent case identified as United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 1518 v. Sunrise Poultry Processors

Grievors may be publicly identified despite privacy legislation
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 19 2015

Employers will welcome the recent decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal that the province's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA

The perils of privacy breaches by hospital employees
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2015

Canadian privacy laws contain a basic safeguarding principle: access to personal information may only be granted on a need-to-know basis. Snooping

FOI adjudicator denies access to MOL inspector’s reasons for recommending no OHSA charges against employer
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • July 17 2015

An adjudicator with the office of Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has denied access to a Ministry of Labour inspector’s reasons for

Duty of fairness extends to performance file for government employee
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • June 8 2015

A recent decision of the Federal Court has affirmed the importance of a Federal government employee's right to procedural fairness. The dispute