Archive (Tag: privacy)
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
A school division holds what may be the largest store of significant personal data about any individual child that can be found in one location. Parents and guardians are compelled by law to send their children to school, and parents are legally required to provide the school with significant amounts of personal information about their... read more