Yukon’s Health Information Legislation

Canada’s Yukon Territory joins other domestic jurisdictions in moving to implement personal health information legislation. The Health Information Privacy and Management Act, introduced in November, is now in second reading. Leaving aside the trend to including EHR governance in personal health information statutes, there are some intriguing aspects to the bill not found in other statutes […]

Alberta PIPA: Unconstitutional…All of It.

The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401  this morning. Obviously, digesting the reasons and implications — not limited to Alberta — will take some time, but three sentences at the end say it all: “Both the Information and Privacy Commissioner of […]

Manitoba Enacts New Privacy Legislation

With little fanfare, it appears that Manitoba is the newest province in Canada to enact personal information protection legislation that governs the private sector.

FATCA Delayed

Since the FACTA posts on this blog have generated a lot of traffic, I thought I’d pass along some information from my good friend Peter McLaughlin in Morrison Foerster’s New York office. It appears the IRS have decided to shift the implementation date for FATCA from 31 December 2013 to 1 July 2014. Not a […]

A “Better Late Than Never” Update

Never write a book. I know I’ve not posted to this blog in what seems like an age. My explanation is two-fold. First, I’m working on a book on privacy law in Canada for Lexis Nexis. Between a very busy practice and that book, the blog…well, let’s just say it moved down in priority this […]

Data Privacy Day 2012

 I had the the pleasure of serving as the keynote speaker at Dalhousie University’s 2012 Data Privacy Day last Wednesday in Halifax. My topic was eHealth and Privacy: Issues & Implications For Society. I’m informed a webcast will be posted at some point so if you’re interested, I’ll post the URL when I receive it. The […]

“Delinquency Explained”

It seems ages since I’ve last posted to this blog but I do wish to assure readers that I’ve not abandoned it and plan to return to more regular posts in the fall. In addition to running a busy law and consulting practice, the spring and summer of 2011 has been spend updating my 2006 […]

New ABA Book on Information Security & Privacy

I was pleasantly surprised to receive my copy of Information Security and Privacy: A Practical Guide for Global Executives, Lawyers and Technologists – I contributed the section on Canada. It is a new book from the Science and Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association. Thomas Shaw did a very good job piecing together a […]

Kindergarten Interview

A previous post, Kindergarten Privacy, caught the attention of ITWorldCanada. This led to an conversation with Dave Webb of ComputerWorld Canada on a variety of topics. The interview is presented here.

IP Pick Of The Week

I was very pleasantly surprised to find Dot Indicia as a “Pick of the Week” of IPOsgoode – the Intellectual Property/Technology Program of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. For a new blog, it’s nice to be noticed.