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The Tort of "Public Disclosure of Private Facts" Now Recognized in Alberta

Canada - September 20 2021 In ES v Shillington, 2021 ABQB 739 [Shillington], the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench recognized the tort of public disclosure of private facts for…

J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Kees de Ridder, Connor Wilson.

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…

J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Hyechan (HC) Lee, 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…

J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Hyechan (HC) Lee, 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…

Matthew Flynn, J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Hyechan (HC) Lee, Ruth E. Promislow, Michael R. Whitt, Alicia Yowart.

Privacy Commissioners Issue Report on Clearview AI's Facial Recognition Tool

Canada - February 6 2021 The use of a facial recognition tool by Clearview AI, Inc. was the subject of an investigation by the privacy commissioners of Alberta, British…

J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Ruth E. Promislow, Kees de Ridder.