Quebec chips away at government transparency

Quebec, once a pioneer that lead the movement towards greater government transparency, is now among the least transparent provinces in Canada after successive provincial governments introduced more than 150 legislative exemptions that undermined the province’s […]

Federal privacy watchdog examines consent model

The consent model, the cornerstone behind the federal legislation that governs how private sector organizations may collect, use or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities, is under the microscope after the Office […]

Workplace privacy: “People don’t understand”

In light of recent disturbing revelations over the reach and scope of government surveillance, privacy is on people’s minds. Here is a story I wrote about workplace privacy and the issues employers and the legal profession are grappling with. […]

New Anti-Spam law prohibits everything except for exceptions

he new anti-spam and anti-spyware legislation has such a broad reach and is so complex that organizations that conduct business online will need to reassess their business practices for sending commercial electronic messages or face stiff new penalties that can go up to $1 million for individuals and $10 million for corporations for each violation, according to experts… […]