The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal has released its decision (2.5 MB file) in case challenging Canada's private copying system. Professor Geist comments in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star on the court's ruling which held that the levy is not a tax and is therefore constitutional. It also […]
Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the emergence of a jurisdictional gap in Canada’s privacy law. According to a recent letter from the Privacy Commissioner, the legislation does not extend to investigating organizations without a physical presence in Canada. […]
The NY Times runs a story on the entry of satellite radio into the Canadian market and challenges associated with maintaining Canadian cultural policy. Professor Geist comments on the issue.
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has issued her first decision involving spam. Although not yet publicly available, Professor Geist was the complainant and has posted the well-founded decision. The decision includes a determination that business email addresses constitute personal information and are not covered by the business information exception. It also […]