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...

Hackers v. Humans: Human Resources and Cyber Risk

Data and privacy breaches caused by malicious actors accessing your organization’s systems are here to stay. Once considered an emerging risk, “cyber” is now a hard reality facing every organization. Given the frequency of employees causing cyber breaches, human...

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