Privacy in an Age Without Any

The Illusion of More

Abortion is not a subject for the editorial scope of this blog, but because the issue historically intersects the right of privacy—and because enforcement of the most draconian laws now […]. The post Privacy in an Age Without Any appeared first on The Illusion of More.

Why is the Canadian Government So Indifferent to Privacy?

Michael Geist

The privacy alarm bells have been ringing for weeks. For example, the Globe and Mail recently featured an important story on children’s privacy , working with Human Rights Watch and other media organizations to examine the privacy practices of dozens of online education platforms.


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How to Incorporate Privacy by Design Into Your Business

Olartemoure Blog

Privacy by Design is the integration of data processing procedures to every stage of business practices. The European Data Protection Board has established the most complete guidelines regarding Privacy by Design and by Default as set forth in the European Union’s GDPR (1).

New Primer on the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

In summer 2018, I wrote a short primer on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) soon after its passage. The passage of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) in November 2020 necessitated a complete revamp. Privacy/Security

The Groundhog Day Privacy Bill: The Government Waited Months to Bring Back Roughly the Same Privacy Plan?!

Michael Geist

Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne yesterday unveiled Bill C-27 , the updated privacy reform law. The last bill – the previous Bill C-11 – was a bill that left many on both sides of the privacy spectrum unhappy.

Instacart’s Privacy Policy Protects Stripe from Consumer Privacy Claims–Silver v. Stripe

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Instacart purports to bind consumers to its privacy policy via this screen: (Sorry for the poor image resolution. The court says Instacart creates an enforceable sign-in-wrap (ugh): The Court finds Instacart’s privacy policy conspicuous and obvious for several reasons.

Forwarding Piracy Warnings Violates Privacy Law, Dutch Court Rules


According to Ziggo, linking IP addresses to specific subscribers raises serious privacy concerns, even if the personal information isn’t shared with BREIN.

4 Best Practices for Keeping Up with International Privacy Regulations

JD Supra Law

Since 2018, legal and privacy professionals have witnessed unprecedented change in the realm of data privacy regulation. Since the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, jurisdictions across the globe have revisited past privacy laws and enacted new ones.

The Urgent Need for Privacy Reform: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Michael Geist

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics spent much of February conducting a study on the collection and use of mobility data by the Government of Canada. I believe that something are outdated privacy laws that are no longer fit for purpose.

Your Privacy Rights in the Realm of Data Collection

Likelihood of Confusion

Understanding more about your rights about the types of data being collected about you in today’s privacy sensitive age is important. The post Your Privacy Rights in the Realm of Data Collection appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Privacy

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 132: Ryan Black on the Government’s Latest Attempt at Privacy Law Reform

Michael Geist

The privacy reform bill that is really three bills in one: a reform of PIPEDA, a bill to create a new privacy tribunal, and an artificial intelligence regulation bill. What’s in the bill from a privacy perspective and what’s changed?

Quick Links From the Past Year, Part 1 (CCPA and Privacy)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

July 7, 2020): “The privacy policy includes a section titled “Rights of California Residents,” which addresses requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), Cal. ” * Bloomberg : Global Privacy Control Popularity Grows as Legal Status Up in Air.

‘365 for Business’ Users’ Privacy Lawsuit Dismissed–Russo v. Microsoft

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Instead, the allegations recount Microsoft’s numerous (robust) privacy-related representations made to customers. Washington Privacy Act : Plaintiffs also asserted claims under Washington’s one-party consent statute. Court Sends Google Assistant Privacy Lawsuit Back for a Redo.

Your Child is Being Watched: EdTech and Children’s Privacy Part 1


A thorough analysis of the selected EdTech products showed that a vast majority of the government-endorsed online learning platforms risked children’s privacy and violated children’s rights.

International Association of Privacy Professionals: Michael Geist Calls for More Robust Privacy Law at the IAPP Canadian Privacy Symposium, 2018

Michael Geist

I spoke at the 2018 Privacy Symposium hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. There, I discussed online privacy rights issues which changed with the emergence of different social media platforms and how it should be addressed. .

The Privacy Commissioner Of Canada Releases Interpretation Bulletin On Sensitive Personal Information


Blogs Privacy Canada Imtiaz Karamat Personal Information Protection Act privacy privacy commissioner sensitive informationImtiaz Karamat is an IP Osgoode Alumnus and Associate Lawyer at Deeth Williams Wall LLP.

Privacy Lawsuit Based on Website Tracking by Service Provider Trimmed

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

On behalf of a putative class, the plaintiffs asserted privacy claims—including for wiretapping—under California law. As an initial matter, the court says that Nike’s privacy policy does not undermine plaintiff’s claims. The Cookie Crumbles for Amazon Privacy Plaintiffs – Del Vecchio v.

Ontario Ministry Of Government And Consumer Services Launches Consultation On Modernizing Ontario’s Privacy Protection Framework


On June 17, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) announced the launch of public consultation on the MGCS’ white paper, which outlines proposals for reforming Ontario’s privacy protection framework. .

Hey—You’re Muted! Privacy in the Zoom-Era


Privacy has been a reoccurring issue debated across the world as virtual communication is no longer seen as an option but essential to working remotely during a pandemic. Not only does this violate our privacy rights, but it also creates a bigger ethical dilemma within the economic market.

Recent Privacy Regulations Concerning Automated Decision-Making Systems: Implications on AI Commercialization


Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, academic discussions indicated that artificial intelligence (AI) would signify the fourth industrial revolution with tangible economic benefits and potential privacy concerns. Nowadays, privacy concerns exceed personal information protection. .

Does the Canadian Online Harms Proposal Increase Privacy Risks?


Online privacy is, without a doubt, an area of growing concern. How would successful implementation of the proposal negatively impact privacy rights? Blogs Privacy Uncategorized Emily Prieur online harm privacy safety social mediaPhoto by AbsolutVision ( UNSPLASH ).

Office Of The Privacy Commissioner Of Canada Releases Observations Following Global Initiative On Privacy Expectations For Video Teleconferencing Companies


The Organizations responded to the Joint Signatories’ open letter and described how they account for privacy principles in the design and development of their VTC services. Blogs Osgoode Alumnus Privacy Technology cisco google Imtiaz Karamat Microsoft OPC privacy video teleconferencing Zoom

Canada’s Privacy Regulators Call For New Legal Framework To Govern Police Use Of Facial Recognition Technology


On May 2, 2022, Canada’s privacy regulatory authorities (the Regulators) issued a joint statement calling for a legal framework that clearly establishes the acceptable circumstances for police to use facial recognition technology (FR).

7 KEY TAKEAWAYS - Coexisting: Synergies and Tensions Among Open Source Software, Privacy, and Patents

JD Supra Law

Kilpatrick Townsend’s Michael Pavento, Stephen Dew, and Tony Glosson, recently spoke on a panel at the firm’s annual Kilpatrick Townsend Intellectual Property Seminar (KTIPS) on the topic of “Coexisting: Synergies and Tensions Among Open Source Software, Privacy, and Patents.”

Key Privacy Issues To Consider Before Launching An NFT

IP Law 360

There are five steps brands follow when launching NFT collections, and each should involve additional considerations to ensure privacy and data protection, such as evaluating obligations under privacy law and being aware of tactics used by bad actors to gain access to digital wallets, say Daniel Goldberg and Zachary Lewis at Frankfurt Kurnit

A new wrinkle in Internet privacy

Likelihood of Confusion

The Alex Kozinski dustup has everyone clucking his tongue over the seemingly inevitable march toward realization of the dictum that there is no expectation of privacy for anything going on. The post A new wrinkle in Internet privacy appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Upcoming Webinar! How the California Privacy Rights Act Impacts Your Business in 2022

Trading Secrets

Please join Seyfarth for a webinar on what employers need to know regarding the importance of data privacy and the impacts of the California Privacy Rights Act to your organization. Navigating Privacy Right Requests. March 31, 2022. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific. 12:30 p.m.

Privacy Plight: Apple’s Proposed Changes & Consumer Pushback


In August, Apple made headlines by introducing new privacy features in their upcoming software updates. Over the years, Apple has cultivated a strong reputation as a protector of consumer privacy. Photo by Jimmy Jin ( Unsplash ).

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 103: Privacy Reform Comes to Canada – Chantal Bernier on the Passage of Quebec’s Bill 64

Michael Geist

Privacy reform in Canada has lagged at the federal level with the efforts to update PIPEDA seemingly going nowhere, but multiple provinces have moved ahead with amending their own laws. Show Notes: Bill 64 on Modernizing Quebec privacy law – Why It Matters and How to Prepare for It.

Back to the Future ? Rethinking RSS for Privacy + Control

LexBlog IP

This article is aimed at helping you discover (or in some cases rediscover) the use of RSS Feeds as an effective way to protect your privacy whilst gaining freedom from algorithms that deliver content designed to be biased towards sponsored (that is, advertised) content.

Data Privacy in the Metaverse: Real Questions for Unreal Worlds

JIPEL Copyright Blog

Yet as with any tectonic shifts in industry and society, new legal questions are bound to arise, including the question of data protection in the metaverse, which encompasses interrelated issues like data privacy and data security. Despite the progress made, we have yet to arrive at a satisfactory legal and normative framework for data privacy and security for the technologies we have now—are we ready for the paradigm shift that the metaverse could bring?

A 24/7 Police Line-up: Clearview AI, the RCMP, and Privacy Laws


Reports of racial bias and Canadian privacy law violations weaken the argument for implementing FRT. The special report specifically investigates the RCMP’s use of Clearview AI (with FRT), pursuant to section 39(1) of Canada’s Privacy Act. Photo Credit: Michael Jakubowski ( Unsplash ).

Senators Tear into Facebook and Google Reps During ‘Big Data, Big Questions’ Hearing on Competition and Privacy

IP Watchdog

Antitrust Business Capitol Hill Government IP News IPWatchdog Articles Legislation Technology & Innovation Apple big data big-tech competition Congress Facebook Google privacy law Senator Amy Klobuchar Senator Mike Lee technology

CyberSecurity: Privacy Breach Claim against Employer Needs story of Unreasonable Behavior


California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) : The complaint failed here again on reasonableness grounds. Patent cybersecurity data privacy employmentby Dennis Crouch.

IPSC Panel 12 – Identity, Data, and Privacy


Dustin Marlan, The Dystopian Right of Publicity Privacy problems (surveillance) are often analogized to the dystopia of 1984; ROP problems stemming from infinite transferablility can be analogized to Brave New World (1932). Rothman: Does not agree that ROP is the coined opposite of the right of privacy, nor that it should have a purely economic and commercial focus. Privacy may have untapped potential for dealing with these misattributions, especially false light.

Bill 64 Receives Royal Assent And Signals Major Reform For Quebec’s Privacy Landscape


On September 22, 2021, Quebec’s major privacy reform bill, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill 64), received royal assent after being adopted by the Quebec National Assembly the day before.

UK Court Finds Use Of Ring Surveillance Equipment Infringes Privacy Rights Associated With The General Data Protection Regulation


After the parties failed to informally resolve the matter, the Claimant brought a case before the Court claiming numerous causes of action, including the Defendant’s breach of applicable privacy laws. Under Section 2 of the DPA, the privacy of individuals is protected by the Regulations.

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 111: The Story Behind JusTech – How Three University of Ottawa Law Students Created a Technology Compliance Solution for Privacy Breach Rules

Michael Geist

Privacy breaches have become increasingly commonplace as businesses of all sizes grapple with how to keep customer information secure and what to do when things go wrong. Podcasts justech lawbytespod legal innovation privacy privacy breach

DuckDuckGo Profits on Privacy

LexBlog IP

2021 was a rough year for many businesses, but there was at least one winner: in a recent blog post , privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo reported a record growth of over 46 percent and now claims to serve more than 27 million Americans. If this growth trend continues, it could indicate that an increasing number of consumers are placing a premium on privacy.

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 121: The Law Is No Longer Fit For Purpose – My Appearance Before the ETHI Committee on Canadian Privacy and Mobility Data

Michael Geist

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics spent much of February conducting a study on the collection and use of mobility data by the Government of Canada. Podcasts ethi lawbytespod pipeda privacy