McInnes Cooper Privacy lawyer David Fraser on the impact of the Supreme Court of Canada's recent privacy decision on proposed federal Cyberbullying law
June 23, 2014
On June 13, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43. In it, the SCC decided that Canadians have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their online activities, and confirmed that a police investigation isn’t enough to give police the “lawful authority” to get personal information from organizations without a warrant under privacy laws.
One of the questions that has come up in the wake of the SCC’s decision in R. v Spencer is whether it will affect the federal government’s proposed Bill C-13, Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. Find out McInnes Cooper Privacy lawyer David Fraser‘s view on this issue in the MacLean’s article Cyberbullying, the Supreme Court and the future of Bill C-13: Does a new Supreme Court ruling undermine Ottawa’s effort to fight cyberbullying?
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