Privacy

Vehicle ‘black boxes’ need tighter rules: Dillon

While you have the right to remain silent, your vehicle’s so-called black box could give up valuable evidence to determine if you were at fault in a collision, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Howard Winkler's media roundup

Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler is frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on defamation and privacy issues. Read more

Don’t just throw old electronics in the trash: Dillon

If Santa left some of the latest electronic gadgets under your tree, think twice about how you dispose of your old ones, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Federal privacy law means businesses must pay attention: Levine

Businesses must be proactive in not only training their employees but in setting the tone from the board of directors on down about the importance of privacy law compliance, Vancouver privacy and information lawyer Sara Levine tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Boards must take privacy breach response seriously: Levine

Ignorance is no longer an excuse for boards when it comes to privacy breaches, Vancouver privacy and information lawyer Sara Levine tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Failed U.K. privacy breach action would fare better in Canada

Canadian consumers have a better set of legal tools to hold companies responsible for privacy breaches than their U.K. counterparts, judging by a recent ruling involving an internet search engine, Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Cities could add another layer to data protection

Protecting citizens' private online information is so important that municipalities are even stepping up to provide another layer of protection to consumers, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Tech firms must follow Canadian anti-spam laws

Tech firms should review their business practices with a lawyer to ensure they're following Canadian laws after two companies were recently fined a total of $250,000 for the installation of malicious software through online ads, says London, Ont., privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Doctors need consent to treat you, share medical info: Levine

When it comes to health care, patients should know there are two distinctly different types of consent, says Vancouver privacy and health law lawyer Sara Levine. Read more

Siskinds files proposed class action against Facebook

A class-action lawsuit filed by Siskinds LLP against Facebook continues to collect plaintiffs who may have had their data scraped by Cambridge Analytica through an app on the popular social media platform, says London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Siskinds files proposed class actions against banks

Siskinds LLP has filed proposed class-action lawsuits against the two Canadian banks involved in recent cyber-security breaches, says London, Ont., privacy lawyer Peter Dillon . Read more

Dillon to speak at LEDC technology series

London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon will discuss cybersecurity at a technology series hosted by the London Economic Development Corporation on June 14. Read more

Does PIPEDA protect social media personal data?

Companies like Facebook and Google — which have come under intense criticism for their handling of personal information — need to enter into a new social contract with their users or risk having one imposed by governments, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler. Read more

Canadian companies may soon be impacted by the GDPR

The European Union’s new rules for data protection will change the way Canadian companies do business there, says privacy lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Digital privacy legislation looms: Levine

Digital companies should expect fresh regulatory legislation as the fallout continues from a recent scandal involving personal data being harvested from a social media platform, Vancouver privacy and information lawyer Sara Levine tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more