In which we continue to explore important internet and privacy law developments from the “dark 9 months” period of this little corner of the internet. And in this post I tackle three court cases for the price of one, and talk about an important potential federal law and talk about an enacted provincial law! Talk about efficiency!
Tag your privacy is not yours
Happy (?) Data Privacy Day / Week / Month / Millenium
Oh hai! Still a couple of hours left to celebrate #DataPrivacyDay, #DataPrivacyCentury, or whatever. Meh, privacy. Who needs it.
I keed. YOU need privacy of course! Keep the man off your data. To celebrate, go ahead and watch me in the video above, giving a talk about, I dunno, privacy or something. It’s been a whirlwind #DataPrivacyWeek for me, being an expert and so forth I am in demand! Above was the talk I gave at McGill. Besides the terrible “uh’s” and “um’s”, it’s not too bad! And a good summary of what’s coming in Quebec’s new privacy law, and how it helps you. Enjoy! Slides here to download if you really can’t get enough of me. Now go be private.
Here’s a very important internet law development from 5 months ago!
Oh, hai! Remember me? I used to write about very important internet law developments on the internet. I still do it on occasion, but now I do it (/checks date) 5 months after they happen apparently. I also promised myself I would write at least 3 posts in 2021. It’s a low bar. I am running out of time. Let’s get to it!
OK OK, here’s your post about Bill C-11: what’s *not* in the Bill
So (/checks calendar) 4 weeks ago now, on November 17, the Federal Government (well the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) introduced Bill C-11, aka An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts, aka the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020. Yes it is all of those things. The biggest upgrade of Canadian privacy law ever! ANWAY, as I no longer have the excuse that I am busy teaching I better finally write about it. Oh crap, I just realized today at 3 P.M. my students’ final essays are due and I will have to start grading. Better get to this post!
Privacy! Pandemic! A long F*ing report for me to read on a holiday weekend!
Who wants to read an 87-page privacy report from this guy on the holidays?
Regulators are sick and tired of Facebook’s crap
I first used that image up there on this little legal blog back in 2011. It’s incredible how still useful it is. My Facebook tag of posts is pretty much the biggest font in that tag cloud somewhere over there on the right. But the last week has really been bad for Facebook. Even Canada is pissed! Oh wait, Facebook’s stock jumped 4% after a very good earnings quarter. Maybe not such a bad week after all.
Privacy Commissioner heads to Federal Court for fun and determination of Google’s profits
Don’t worry, I don’t understand the headline either. But I’ll explain. There was a HUGE development in privacy / internet circles [/checks calendar] about 3 weeks ago, that will possibly have some HUGE implications for a lot of things. Am I being vague? Seems like it! OK, let’s figure this out.
Is there anything more fun than reading an Annual Report? About privacy?
Written by this guy. This will be… fun?
Privacy! Privacy! Privacy!
The world is abuzz with privacy news this month. So much so that I spent a morning last week being interviewed by every CBC Radio station in British Columbia. What’s up with that? You got me, they like their privacy in BC I guess. But I’m even making it into the francophone media! So let’s dive in with all the privacy news du jour.
Facebook won’t like this and my job is in jeopardy – thanks, Supreme Court!
Oh Supreme Court, you’ve gone and done it now.
Remember your privacy? It’s back! in Annual Report form.
“The Commissioner shall, within three months after the end of each financial year, submit to Parliament a report…” doesn’t sound like the basis for an exciting post on privacy in the modern technological age, yet here we are!