Privacy

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

Top 5 areas for child welfare sector to focus on privacy law

Ontario’s children’s aid societies and other agencies in the child welfare sector would be well served to focus on five specific areas when they become subject to privacy rules for the first time this coming January, says Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst. Read more

Privacy lawyer joins Kate Dewhirst Health Law

As she celebrates the third anniversary of launching her own firm, Toronto health lawyer Kate Dewhirst is welcoming senior lawyer Megan Ferrier to assist in taking on a new area of practice. Read more

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

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

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

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

Protecting one’s information on social media

The recent scandal that erupted after Facebook data was harvested and used by a political consulting firm should serve as a reminder to social media users to read the fine print, London, Ont. privacy lawyer Peter Dillon tells 106.9 The X radio station. Read more

Canadians must prepare for new EU privacy rules

The European Union's new privacy regulations could have a big impact on Canadian businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer Peter Murphy tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more