Day: May 2, 2014

CASL and Freedom of Expression –The Writing Is on the WallCASL and Freedom of Expression –The Writing Is on the Wall



On May 1, I participated in a vigorous discussion on the constitutionality of CASL at the 17th Biennial National Conference on Communications Law and Policy hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association in Ottawa. My talk was on whether CASL could survive a Charter challenge based on freedom of expression grounds. I focused on the recent United Food decision at the Supreme Court of Canada, which struck down the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act for disproportionately impinging on expression rights in order to achieve privacy objectives, and pointed out that CASL might also fall to a similar challenge.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-05-01Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-05-01