Canada’s federal government has named two people to the position of Assistant Privacy Commissioner to help manage the additional workload that is expected to arrive once the country’s privacy law takes full effect next year. Named to the position are Heather Black, the privacy commissioner’s general counsel, and Raymond D’Aoust. […]
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s office has announced that it has dropped an appeal of a B.C. decision involving video surveillance activities by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The prior commissioner unsuccessfully launched an action over the matter last year. see: Press release here. also see: Coverage here.
The Canadian Federal Court has upheld a Privacy Commissioner decision involving a privacy claim over the phone companies’ practice of charging for unlisted phone numbers. The court deferred to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission policy on the matter see: Decision here. also see: Coverage here.
A Canadian parliamentary committee investing Canada’s former privacy commissioner released its report on Friday. The report chronicles the committee’s view that the ex-commissioner deliberately misled the committee an includes copies of many relevant documents. see: Report at also see: Coverage here.
Canada has named a former House of Commons clerk as the new interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Robert Marleau succeeds George Radwanski, who now faces accusations that he gave a financial officer a buyout to silence his concerns over financial practices in the office. see: Coverage here also see: and […]