The Privacy Commissioner has issued his second report on the substantial similarity of provincial legislation to the federal law. Not surprisingly, the Commissioner stated that he did not believe privacy bills in British Columbia and Alberta met the similarity test. see: Report also see: Coverage here.
A Canadian parliamentary committee plans to meet in secret today with the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s top bureaucrat to discuss its investigation into office expenses and information provided to it by the Commissioner’s office. Newspaper reports indicate that the parliamentary committee has been swamped this week by anonymous phone calls detailing […]
A British Columbia court has dismissed a suit launched by Canada’s Privacy Commissioner over police camera surveillance in the province. The court ruled that the Commissioner had exceeded his authority in bringing the action, noting that he had the right to investigate issues and report to Parliament under the Privacy […]
A Canadian parliamentary committee will today consider possible disciplinary action, including potential dismissal, against Canada’s privacy commissioner following a hearing on Monday into the office’s expenditures. The committee expressed concern over allegations of tampering with committee evidence and a $100,000 travel tab that included a nine-day stopover in Hawaii en […]
A Canadian Federal Court has ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to address an appeal of a Canadian Privacy commissioner decision. The case involved an employment dispute and disclosure of information to a trade union, which the court ruled fell under the exclusive jurisdiction of a labor arbitration panel […]