Archive (Tag: privacy)
The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner released a privacy activity book, Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids, to help kids better understand and protect their online privacy. In her blog she says: This new activity booklet is designed to help kids learn more about online privacy through games like word searches, crossword puzzles, cryptograms,... read more
The media has focused considerable attention on facial recognition (FR). Access and privacy commissioners have been focusing on the issue too. The Ontario Commissioner has just posted an excellent blog on Mugshots to megabytes: facial recognition has made privacy protection more urgent than ever. The privacy protection authorities for each province and territory of Canada... read more
As vaccines are now available and some of our population has been vaccinated and others will be vaccinated soon, the issue of requiring people to be vaccinated or requiring people to show or provide a vaccination certificate will be front and center. On December 11, 2020, my office posted an Advisory on vaccinations. I thought... read more
UPDATED – Can You Bring an Action or Class Action for the Tort of Violation of Privacy in Saskatchewan?
I was asked whether a person could sue or be part of a class action in Saskatchewan for a breach of privacy. The Privacy Act provides in section 2, that it is a tort, actionable without proof of damage, for a person willfully and without claim of right, to violate the privacy of another. In section 7,... read more