Region: Canada

Tim Hortons bakes free coffee and pastries into data privacy class action settlement

A Canadian fast-food chain’s offer to settle a privacy class action by providing affected customers a free coffee and pastry is part of a trend of companies offering non-traditional compensation to resolve privacy litigation and retain customers.

04 August 2022

Google fails to shake cookie class action

A Quebec court has authorised a class action against Google over its data collection practices, with the company accused of allegedly tracking Canadians without proper consent.

07 July 2022

Canada’s proposed data privacy law adds AI and softened consent

Canada's recently introduced Digital Charter Implementation Act 2022 may avoid the fate of its 2020 predecessor by striking the balance between consumer and business interests needed to become law.

23 June 2022

Capital One class action certified

A British Columbia judge has granted certification to a C$800 million (US$638 million) data breach class action, but narrowed the lawsuit’s scope.

07 June 2022

Zoom hit with international privacy class action

Zoom is facing another class action lawsuit over its app’s collection and sharing of personal data, this time from users based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

01 June 2022

Canadian facial recognition law could give regulators more authority

Canada’s privacy regulators have recommended the development of a legal framework that explicitly states the acceptable circumstances in which police can use facial recognition software.

06 May 2022

Commission’s PNR prevarication draws MEP’s ire

The European Commission’s response to a European parliament question on passenger name record data has been greeted with frustration, with a prominent MEP pointing to an inconsistency in approach between countries.

22 April 2022

Canadian privacy regulator weighs in on antitrust reform

Canada’s data protection authority has warned the government that a “traditionalist” approach to competition regulation could negatively impact privacy standards, instead encouraging increased cooperation between regulators.

22 February 2022

Canadian Instagram users to receive C$25 million in damages

A Canadian court has ordered marketing platform Hyp3r to pay C$24.9 million (US$19.5 million) in damages after it failed to oppose a class action lawsuit.

29 November 2021

Rogers hit with C$22 million Canadian class action

An Ontario class action claims Canada’s largest telecommunications operator illegally accessed highly sensitive financial information to assess customer eligibility for additional marketing services.

01 November 2021

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