Region: Canada

Home Depot sharing e-receipts with Meta deemed illegal

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has warned that practices such as Home Depot’s sharing of e-receipts without obtaining consent could be widespread across various organisations.

26 January 2023

Another Canadian data breach appeal fails

An Ontario court has shot down an intrusion upon seclusion class action against hospitals, rogue staff and others over a patient data leak, only a month after the same court narrowed the ability of claimants to use the tort in data breach cases.

25 January 2023

Plaintiffs to seek Canada Supreme Court appeal in Equifax class action

The plaintiff in a landmark case against Equifax that limited data breach class actions in Ontario is seeking a review by Canada’s highest court.

20 January 2023

Ontario Court of Appeal limits “database defendant” class actions

Dentons partners Chloe Snider, Kristen Thompson and Michael Schafler and associate Luca Lucarini analyse landmark Ontario appellate judgments that will affect the application of the intrusion upon seclusion tort to Canadian data breach class actions.

17 January 2023

Facebook ad discrimination class action to proceed in Canada

Quebec’s Court of Appeals has approved a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, the latest in a Canadian trend towards lowering the bar for group consumer action.

11 January 2023

Osler expands data litigation offering

Canadian firm Osler has increased its litigation team with a former McCarthy Tétrault partner, as the country’s data and privacy landscape goes through significant shifts.

29 November 2022

Q&A: Canada Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne

Four months into a seven-year term as Canada’s chief privacy enforcer, Philippe Dufresne tells GDR his goals for the office and the opportunities and challenges for modernising the country's federal privacy laws.

14 November 2022

Limited role for chief legal officers in cybersecurity strategy

A recent survey found chief legal officers are increasingly playing a role in their organisations' cybersecurity strategy – but they likely aren’t leading such initiatives.

09 November 2022

Canadian court urged to look at Google’s revenue

Interveners supporting Canada’s privacy regulator have stressed Google’s significant search engine revenue as the company attempts to persuade a Canadian court to exempt its search engine from federal data law.

27 October 2022

Google seeks PIPEDA journalism exemption

Google has told Canadian federal appeal judges that its search engine is shielded by the journalistic exemption in federal privacy law.

26 October 2022

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