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Public should weigh in on workplace surveillance tool laws

The increasing trend toward legislation that would mandate the use of continuous surveillance tools as a safety precaution in private sector organizations would benefit from a ... Read more

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Leadership in an information age

Business and government organizations can only be true leaders in an information age when they take time to consider the human impact of all their policies around privacy and the ... Read more

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Organizations hiding data breaches will face stiff penalties: Bauer

MONTREAL — Canada's Privacy Commissioner has asked credit monitoring company Equifax to provide a full report on its large-scale security breach, including details on how ... Read more

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Canada's sensitive data on the table at NAFTA talks: Levine

Canada risks losing control of the sensitive personal data of its citizens if pending free trade negotiations end restrictions on the flow and storage of information, says ... Read more

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Corporate boards and a person-centred approach to privacy ethics

Corporate boards can begin the process of ensuring a company operates with a person-centred approach to privacy ethics by looking at its mission, vision and values statements, ... Read more

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Privacy and ethics in an algorithmic age

It’s critical for businesses and public organizations to adopt a person-centred privacy model that reflects an ethical approach to using data, says Vancouver privacy and ... Read more

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Fintech companies and regulatory requirements around privacy

Financial technology companies need to incorporate ethical and privacy principles into the earliest stages of product development   to avoid costly regulatory problems down ... Read more

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Health organizations and legal responsibilities around video surveillance

Health organizations need to be aware of their legal responsibilities around the collection of video surveillance and audio, says Vancouver privacy and information lawyer Sara ... Read more

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Employers need to protect themselves with social media policies for staff

As people’s personal and professional worlds increasingly blend on social media, employers are well advised to create comprehensive policies to protect themselves from ... Read more

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Levine to speak at Vancouver Women's Conference

Privacy and information lawyer  Sara Levine will share her thoughts on the risks of online dating at the Vancouver Women’s Conference on Nov.12, presented by ... Read more

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Important to understand provincial differences in health privacy law

It is important for businesses and all health-care providers to understand their legal obligations when it comes to the protection of private health information, says privacy and ... Read more

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Sara Levine: a leader in the law around privacy and information

Vancouver privacy and information lawyer  Sara Levine  likes to know how things work. She wants to know how society functions beneath the surface.  ... Read more

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Companies must directly notify people affected by privacy breaches: watchdog

OTTAWA – Companies that lose personal customer data should be required to directly notify affected people — with limited exceptions — about the nature and date ... Read more

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Underlying contracts help address third-party data breach risk

New causes of action for breach of privacy make data breach one of the most significant risks facing Canadian companies — but organizations may have an opportunity ... Read more

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SCC will have final word in Facebook privacy dispute

Canadians could face an uphill battle to enforce local privacy laws against social media companies if the Supreme Court of Canada upholds a B.C. Court of Appeal decision to halt a ... Read more

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Canadians no longer allowed to apply to be on Jeopardy!

News that Canadian residents will no longer be able to apply to appear on Jeopardy! due to international privacy law concerns is likely just a way for the popular TV quiz show ... Read more

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The Huddleâ„¢: Unique on-demand health system videos launches

Th e Huddle™  – a one-of-a kind, on-demand video series that answers everyday questions about how to navigate the health-care system ... Read more

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Old or forgotten emails increasingly pivotal in civil, criminal cases

Long-forgotten emails are growing in importance in civil as well as criminal matters, according to Toronto technology and business lawyer Peter Murphy . Decade-old ... Read more

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Email unsubscribe functions must be CASL compliant

News that Rogers Media Inc. was fined $200,000 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is a warning that companies doing business in Canada must ... Read more

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More balanced view of the meaning of privacy

By Mark Hayes Privacy statutes passed by federal and provincial governments over the past 20 years are notorious for employing vague and general language. Because they are ... Read more

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