Region: Canada

Uber Canada data breach class action fails

An Alberta judge has refused to certify a proposed class action lawsuit against Uber, after finding that there was no evidence a high-profile data breach had actually harmed the plaintiffs.

20 January 2021

Details emerge of Canada’s largest financial data breach

The Canadian privacy regulator has revealed how poor data storage and access policies led to what’s believed to be the largest financial data breach in Canada’s history.

14 December 2020

Canadian privacy proposal mixes elements of GDPR and CCPA

Canada’s new proposed data privacy legislation would combine elements of the EU rights-based framework and the US consumer protection model – but the country’s privacy commissioner has expressed concerns that the proposal gives too much leeway to commercial interests.

20 November 2020

Canada’s data privacy overhaul: the view from the provinces

Canada’s federal and provincial governments are modernising their data privacy frameworks – meaning virtually every private sector privacy statute is being rewritten. In the second of a two-article series, Dentons partner Kirsten Thompson dissects proposed changes in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.

28 October 2020

Canada’s data privacy overhaul: federal changes

Canada’s federal and provincial governments are modernising their data privacy frameworks – meaning virtually every private sector privacy statute is being rewritten. In the first of a two-article series, Dentons partner Kirsten Thompson maps the changes at the federal level.

27 October 2020

Common law data breach class actions not precluded by PIPEDA

A Canadian judge has upheld plaintiffs’ rights to bring class action lawsuits on the basis of common law claims after a defendant argued the country’s federal law precluded such litigation.

04 September 2020

Canadian data watchdog: Facebook court battle is a delaying tactic

Canada's federal privacy commissioner has slammed a Facebook application for judicial review of its Cambridge Analytica investigation, GDR can reveal.

03 July 2020

Facebook accuses Canadian regulator of conducting unfair investigation

Details of Facebook’s application for judicial review of the Canadian data regulator’s investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal have emerged, with the social media giant accusing the authority of lacking impartiality and fairness.

28 April 2020

Facebook seeks judicial review of Cambridge Analytica probe

Facebook has attacked “severe legal and procedural flaws” in the Cambridge Analytica-sparked Canadian federal investigation of the company’s data privacy conduct.

23 April 2020

Covid-19 prompts data enforcement slowdown

Data regulators are backing off from enforcement and relaxing stances on tough issues like data sharing in order to let data holders focus resources towards the covid-19 crisis.

22 April 2020

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