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Thursday, 14 March 2013 14:33

The Failure of Privacy Law

Written by Teresa Scassa
Recently, the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Jones v. Tsige was celebrated by privacy advocates for recognizing a new privacy tort in Ontario. The plaintiff/appellant Jones received an award of $10,000 in damages for harm suffered as a result of the defendant’s unauthorized access to her bank records over a period of time. An even more recent dispute between Jones and her lawyer has highlighted a chronic problem with privacy law in…

Friday, 08 February 2013 13:27

More on Privacy and Public Gun Permit Data

Written by Teresa Scassa
Recently I have blogged about the controversial interactive map created by the New York Journal News which showed the names and addresses of gun permit holders in two New York counties. I then followed this up with another posting about how the data on the map was substantially inaccurate. Both the map and its aftermath raise interesting issues about public data, open government and privacy rights. This week, a New York court has given us…

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