Privacy / La vie privée

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Privacy agencies around world slam Google

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner joined data and privacy protection agencies from nine other countries to criticize Google’s poor treatment of private data.  The unprecedented international criticism focused on Google Buzz and Street View as two examples…

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Google accused of breaching privacy laws

Google is being criticized by users and Canada’s privacy commissioner for Buzz, its new social-networking tool. When Buzz was added to Google’s Gmail accounts last week, users were automatically assigned a list of “followers” without…

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Freedom of the press from unreasonable search and seizure: Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. Manitoba (A.G.) et al., 2009 MBCA 122

A rececent Manitoba Court of Appeal decision raised interesting issues of freedom of the press from unreasonable search and seizure. An accused was charged with assaulting his sister and assaulting a police officer.  The latter…