Region: Canada

Canada reframes data transfers consultation

Canada’s privacy watchdog has added to its controversial data transfers consultation to seek suggestions on proposed federal privacy reform.

14 June 2019

Canadian government proposes PIPEDA overhaul

The Canadian government has proposed a series of major changes to its privacy legislation that include giving the regulator increased power to issue fines as well as provisions for a GDPR-style set of legal bases for data processing.

24 May 2019

DLA Piper launches AI practice

DLA Piper has created a dedicated artificial intelligence practice that will be led by five partners across the US, Canada and the UK.

16 May 2019

Class certification for Canadian telecoms privacy suit

A Canadian privacy lawsuit involving the country’s largest telecommunications provider has been certified as a class action, meaning that all of the company’s customers between 2013 and 2015 may be eligible for a pay-out.

15 May 2019

Facebook rejects Canadian regulators’ recommendations

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has vowed to take Facebook to court, after the company declined to implement changes to its data privacy programme in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

26 April 2019

Canadian government sued over Toronto “mass data capture regime”

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association seeks judicial review of plans to develop a data-collecting “smart city” in a district of Toronto.

24 April 2019

Canadian settlement blocks database scraping

A Canadian consent order has seen the operators of a property listing website agree to refrain from any future access to and distribution of data belonging to the Toronto Real Estate Board.

23 April 2019

Canada data watchdog to monitor Equifax over 2017 breach

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner will monitor credit rating agency Equifax for the next six years after labelling its historic privacy practices “completely unacceptable”.

12 April 2019

Canada’s privacy watchdog proposes requiring consent for transfers

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has suggested that companies should need to obtain consent for domestic and international transfers – but there are concerns the changes go too far and could risk the country’s EU adequacy agreement.

11 April 2019

Media excluded from Canada right to be forgotten litigation

A procedural judge has refused to add several media organisations as parties or interveners in litigation that could establish a right to be forgotten in Canada.

11 March 2019

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