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Canada’s Top Court Tips Hand on Privacy

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on the recent Supreme Court of Canada Heinz decision which sheds light into how Canada' s top court regards the importance of privacy.  I argue that the decision can be read as an indirect endorsement of the Privacy Commissioner […]

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May 11, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Supreme Court on Privacy

David Fraser points out that the Supreme Court of Canada has just released a decision, H.J. Heinz v. Attorney General (Canada),  that includes a significant amount of privacy analysis.  The case involves privacy considerations within the context of Access to Information Act requests.  The divided court, which interestingly relies on the recent LaForest report on the potential merger of the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners, says several noteworthy things about privacy and reflects some differences on the court on the merits of judicial intervention on privacy grounds. 

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April 23, 2006 Comments are Disabled News