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R v Reeves: Shared Computer? Don’t Fret—Your Secrets are Safe

People share things. They share rooms, apartments, and wi-fi passwords. They share socks, Netflix accounts, and leftovers. But what does this sharing entail, exactly? As a shared owner, what rights do you actually have? Does shared ownership allow one to unilaterally decide what happens to the shared object or thing? In R v Reeves, 2018 […]


Devon Kapoor
Devon Kapoor is a third-year JD/MBA student at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario.

Privacy and Medical Information in the Workplace

Requesting medical information from employees may raise privacy issues. Employees have the right to keep their medical information confidential and private. But employers also have the right to know about their employees’ illness or disability, and have the right to seek medical information in order to provide appropriate accommodation. So, how can we balance the […]


Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM, is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Privacy in Judicial Decisions

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity. – Lord Acton (1834-1902) Introduction The legal protection of personal information that is collected and held by government is a relatively recent social development. It did not take long for government bodies to […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Privacy Rights of Children

Introduction There is an ever-increasing concern for privacy rights of children. Privacy has many different dimensions and involves many different actors. The Oxford dictionary describes it as: “a state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people”. Privacy may be sought from the government, business and private individuals. Legislation and common law […]


Khadija Zeeshan
Khadija Zeeshan is a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada.

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