Reporting on Privacy: The Cole Decision

Last week saw a flurry of reports about the case of R. v. Cole. Cole is a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal involving charges of possession of child pornography. Two reports in the National Post and Globe and Mail suggest this is a groundbreaking decision with significant implications for employers across Canada with […]

Setting Expectations: EHRs, Governments & Privacy

“If you build it, he will come” Shoeless Joe Jackson – Field of Dreams (1989) In the healthcare IT space, this famous movie line could easily be changed to “If you build a database, they will find secondary uses for it.”

Electric Privacy

While the concept of territorial privacy (“the house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress”) can be traced to back to Semayne’s Case in 1604, it has evolved and become more nuanced over time. Information emanating from the home has received less generous privacy treatment and that subject is to receive further […]

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