FTC Throws the Book at Facebook

Facebook has made history today, but not in a good way. The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced this morning that Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty, submit to new restrictions, and modify the company’s corporate structure to settle the...

Whose Jurisdiction is it Anyway?

The Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (“Commissioner”) recently considered whether it had jurisdiction to deal with a privacy complaint. The Complainant alleged that De Beers Canada Inc. collected his passport information in contravention of...

Not-So Blurred Line

In March, 2015, in recognition of the growing concern about cyber bullying and more particularly, the increasing number of incidents of “revenge porn”, the federal government made it a criminal offence to share intimate images. The recent case of R. v. JS provided a...

Occupiers’ Liability: Look out for Sk8er boy

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently weighed in on the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the appropriate evidence admissible on a motion for summary judgment motion. In Drummond v. The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, the Plaintiff attended Fairview Mall with his...

ONCA Upholds Video Voyeur Verdict

The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in clarifies the developing concept of individuals’ privacy rights. The appellant was in a long distance romantic relationship with the complainant. During their relationship, the parties engaged in an intimate webcam video...

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