Category: Privacy

The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2015-2016)The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2015-2016)



I gave my annual presentation today to the Toronto computer Lawyers’ Group on “The year in review in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law”. It covered the period from June 2015 to June 2016. The developments included cases from Canada, the U.S.… ...

Privacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group NewspapersPrivacy injunctions in the age of the Internet and social media: PJS v News Group Newspapers



You’re a celebrity and had a threesome. Your partner wasn’t one of them. You want the affair to remain private. You go to a court in England where your family resides and get an interim injunction. It prevents the English press from publishing the tawdry details to protect your privacy and ...

Long arm of EU privacy law: CJEU judgment in Weltimmo v HatóságLong arm of EU privacy law: CJEU judgment in Weltimmo v Hatóság



The territorial reach and enforcement jurisdiction of European Union’s data protection law has become a lot more important these days following the decision of the Court of Justice in the Schrems case. In a case decided just a few days before Schrems, the same court gave Directive 95/46/EC a broad ...

Schrems, what the CJEU decided and why it is a problem for Canadian and other non-EU businesses (updated)Schrems, what the CJEU decided and why it is a problem for Canadian and other non-EU businesses (updated)



On October 6, 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released a bombshell, but not completely unexpected judgment, invalidating a decision of the European Commission that underpinned the EU-US privacy safe harbor. In Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner [2015] EUECJ C-362/14 (06 October 2015), the CJEU held that supervisory ...

The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2014-2015)The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2014-2015)



I gave my annual presentation today to the Toronto computer Lawyers’ Group on “The year in review in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law”. It covered the period from June 2014 to June 2015. The developments included cases from Canada, the U.S.… ...

Privacy by Design certification framework launched by Ryerson and DeloittePrivacy by Design certification framework launched by Ryerson and Deloitte



This morning, Ryerson University and Deloitte announced a new certification framework based on Privacy by Design principles. Privacy by Design is a set of principles that builds privacy into the design, operation and management of a given system, business process or design specification.… ...

Safari workaround claimants to get their day in UK court against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-HallSafari workaround claimants to get their day in UK court against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-Hall



The ‘Safari workaround’ has cost Google millions. In 2012, it paid a civil penalty of US$22.5 million to settle charges brought by the US FTC that Google misrepresented to users of the Safari browser that it would not place tracking cookies or serve targeted advertisements to those users.… ...

Cyber threats, information sharing and The Digital Privacy ActCyber threats, information sharing and The Digital Privacy Act



Cyber security is top of mind these days in corporate boardrooms, governments, and with consumers. Last week was exemplary with more reports of hacks and governments moving forward with measures attempting to address the growing threats. The New York Times reported that bank hackers stole millions using malware in a scam that ...