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Court of Appeal says Police Can’t Climb Through Windows and Spy on You

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently held in its decision in R. v. White [2015] O.J. No. 3563 that police officers do not have unrestricted access to enter common areas in residential buildings to gather evidence against an individual. The police had suspected that Mr. White was dealing drugs from his condominium, and on three […]

Authors:

Melody Izadi
Melody is a criminal defence lawyer with the firm Caramanna Friedberg LLP, located in Toronto, Ontario.
 

Privacy Considerations for Families Involved with Child and Family Services

Parents involved with Child and Family Services (“the Director”) may not want extended family members, friends, and the general public to know. The Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act (“CYFEA”) is the legislation under which intervention services are provided by the Director in Alberta. CYFEA contains provisions outlining how and when information that a child […]

Authors:

Riley Gallant
Riley Gallant is a lawyer with the Family Law Office at Legal Aid Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Bench Press 38-3: Supreme Court Finds PIPA Invalid

In a startling decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has found Alberta’s Personal Information Privacy Act to be unconstitutional and therefore invalid. The case involved persons who were photographed crossing a picket line. A nearby sign warned that the striking union might post the pictures on a website. Several of the photographed individuals protested to […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Bench Press 37-5: Texting with Telus

Telus is unique among telecommunications companies in that it briefly stores electronic copies of all text messages sent or received by its subscribers. Police in Ontario obtained a warrant obliging Telus to hand over any stored copies of text messages sent or received by two of its subscribers on a daily basis for two weeks. […]

Authors:

Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Privacy and Cloud Computing

The term ‘cloud computing’ refers to the provision of services through websites available on the Internet. These services are typically on demand and scalable such that the user can expand her or his use of the services dramatically. Storing picture, emails or materials on the Internet is use of cloud computing. The services are typically […]

Authors:

Martin Kratz, QC
Martin Kratz, Q.C. is the Head, Intellectual Property Group, Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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