Legal analysis of opinion of Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU) regarding agreement between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record data.
In the June 27, 2017, issue of The Privacy Advisor, Ryan Chiavetta, wrote an excellent and highly relevant article entitled “Could Canada lose its adequacy standing?” The question is so pressing that it needs reiterating.
The world has changed a lot since the European Commission gave Canada its “adequacy” standing in 2001, determining the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, commonly known as PIPEDA, properly protects personal data transferred from the EU to Canada.
Heads of the intelligence services of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – the “Five Eyes” alliance – met in Ottawa. The Australian delegation entered the meeting saying publicly that they intended to “thwart the encryption of terrorist messaging.”
China has signed an agreement to stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks against the Canadian private sector, the Globe and Mail reported on Sunday, citing an official communiqué.
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision this morning on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts, rejecting Facebook’s effort to block a privacy class action lawsuit in British Columbia on the grounds that its own contract specified that legal actions be brought in California.
Canadian privacy could be imperilled by apparent U.S. plans to demand cellphone and social media passwords from foreign visitors, a federal watchdog says.