Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



The New TSA "Countries of Interest" Airport Security Rules May Offend Canada's Human Rights Laws

I am not saying that airport security is not important. I am not intending to undermine the security of people who fly on airplanes (as I fly a lot).

That being said, the new Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) rules may...

Canada's Privacy Commissioner Issues Report Facebook Needs to Improve Privacy Practices

On July 16, 2009, Canada's Privacy Commissioner issued a news release entitled " facebook needs to improve privacy practices, investigation finds". A copy of the news release may be found at the following link -...

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Issues First "Do Not Call" Fine

On July 8, 2009, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued the first Notices of Violation against two un-named telemarketers who have broken the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) Rules. I hope...

BEWARE - Canada Border Services Agency WILL Read Lawyer's Mail

I can report this because it happened to me and not a client.  The Canada Border Services opened mail addressed to "Todgham Cherniak, Counsel, Lang Michener LLP".  The Canada Border Services Agency knew the package...

Canada's Financial Reporting Watchdog Issues Interesting Report

This past week, FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Report Analysis Centre of Canada) issued the FINTRAC Annual Report 2008 - go to the following link - www.fintrac-canafe.gc.ca/publications/nr/2008-12-04-eng.asp

The...

Call to Canadians - Seek Access to ACTA Negotiations Information

The Counterfeit Blog posted the following post on September 27, 2008 -

EFF Sues USTR Over ACTA and FOIA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge filed suit September 18 against the U.S. Trade...

Supreme Court of Canada Elevates Solicitor-Client Privilege to Quasi-Constitutional Right

In July 2008, Canada's Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision (Privacy Commissioner of Canada v. Blood Tribe Department of Health) concerning solicitor-client privilege in Canada. It is a great decision – to...

Canada's Privacy Commissioner's News Release on Enhanced Drivers' Licenses

News Release

Enhanced driver’s licences concern Canada’s privacy guardians

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsmen

VICTORIA, February 5, 2008 – Plans to ...

Minister's Offices and Prime Minister's Office Not Subject to Canada's Access to Information Act

On June 19, 2009, the Federal Court of Canada issued a ruling to the effect that Canada's access-to-information law does not apply to the offices of the prime minister or cabinet ministers.  The court said that some records...

WARNING! Potential Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement Put Everyone's Privacy at Risk

An article in the May 24, 2008 issue of Canada's National Post (page 2) takes laptop searches and PDA searches to a new higher level that should terrify everyone (except maybe the lobbyists for Hollywood and the music...

Ontario's Court of Appeal Unanimously Rules that the National Post Newspaper Must Hand Over Documents Provided by a Source

On February 29, 2008, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a decision of a provincial judge who quashed a search warrant obtained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to obtain an envelop that had been used to deliver a...

Access to Information Requests Filed with Canada Are Taking Longer - So Apply Early

Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper (on-line version - article written by Alison Auld) has reported today in an article entitled "Access Denied" that it is taking up to three times longer for requests under the Access to Information...