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Ensuring the accuracy of personal information

Canada - June 26 2012 The British Columbia Court of Appeal in B.C. (Ministry of Children and Family Development) v. Harrison has confirmed a broad interpretation of the obligation on a public body under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA“) to make every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of personal information used in decisions that directly affect an individual.

“Heavy handed approach” to privacy protection violates union’s charter right to free expression

Canada - May 15 2012 The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld a decision from Court of Queen’s Bench finding that the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) was unconstitutional in its application to the activities of a union.

Whose email is it? University does not control personal email of faculty members

Canada - May 10 2012 Who controls the personal email of public body employees on the public body’s email system?

B.C. Supreme Court confirms Commissioner’s jurisdiction to decide questions of solicitor-client privilege

Canada - March 30 2012 The B.C. Supreme Court’s recent reasons in School District No. 49 (Central Coast) v British Columbia (Information and Privacy Commissioner), confirms the Commissioner’s jurisdiction to decide questions of solicitor-client privilege over information in public body records.

Employers’ use of facebook in the hiring process – it’s not a “like”

Canada - March 23 2012 Can employers require prospective employees to provide access to their Facebook profiles and accounts?