Region: Canada

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

Capital One and AWS class action shot down

In a strongly-worded judgment, a Canadian judge has ruled that a C$240 billion (US$191 billion) data breach class action against Capital One and data processor Amazon Web Services is doomed to fail.

10 August 2021

Data breach roundup 5 July 2021

GDR rounds up recent major data breaches – featuring the Kaseya ransomware attack and companies such as LinkedIn, Alibaba and CVS.

05 July 2021

OPC fails to dismiss Facebook challenge

A Canadian judge has refused to end Facebook’s fight against the country’s federal privacy regulator.

29 June 2021

Court won’t stop Capital One notifying data breach victims

A Canadian judge has refused to block Capital One from informing 51,000 individuals that their data had been illegally accessed.

07 April 2021

Therrien criticises Canada data law overhaul

Canada’s privacy chief has said much-needed reform to the country’s federal privacy legislation contains enforcement gaps and weakens the current framework’s accountability principles.

26 March 2021

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