Pondering the Evolution of Surveillance
“You don’t hear it, and unless you know what you’re looking for, you can’t see it.” Bill C. Nabors Jr., Texas Department of Public Safety That quote appears in a recent Washington Post story about the use of pilotless drones for domestic surveillance purposes, raising questions as to the use of a new and cheap [...]
Privacy: Linking Damage Awards to Values
If you’re someone caught up in a data breach or a person who can point to an actual violation of privacy, an obvious question is whether you suffered harm and should you be compensated? Three PIPEDA-related decisions from Canadian courts in 2010 offer a glimpse of different approaches to the subject of privacy-related damages.