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Alberta Government Seeks Feedback on Privacy Legislation

Canada - July 26 2021 The Ministry of Service Alberta is seeking public input on the province's statutory privacy protections. This follows Ontario's recent gesture to…

Stephen D. Burns, J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Kees de Ridder, Michael R. Whitt.

A Key Step Towards the Right to Be Forgotten? Federal Privacy Laws and Internet Search Engines

Canada - July 21 2021 In Reference re Subsection 18.3(1) of the Federal Courts Act (the Reference), the Federal Court of Canada held that the Personal Information…

Stephen D. Burns, J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Ruth E. Promislow, Adam Williams.

Ontario Promises to Create Canada's First Provincial Data Authority

Canada - May 11 2021 On April 30, 2021, the Government of Ontario introduced Building a Digital Ontario, the province's new digital and data strategy, which lays the…

Stephen D. Burns, Matthew Flynn, J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Ruth E. Promislow, Michael R. Whitt, Alicia Yowart.

New Data Commissioner Proposed in the 2021 Federal Budget

Canada - May 6 2021 On April 19, 2021, the Government of Canada released the 2021 Federal Budget, which, among other things, proposes to allocate $17.6 million over the…

Matthew Flynn, J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Alicia Yowart.

Understanding the Draft Consumer Privacy Protection Act: A Summary of the Key Changes Proposed

Canada - November 26 2020 The long-awaited comprehensive reform to Canada's private sector privacy legislation is now finally underway. On November 17, 2020, the Digital…

Stephen D. Burns, J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Ruth E. Promislow, Michael R. Whitt.