The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered its decision in R. v. Spencer, a case that considered the privacy interests that an individual has in Internet activities and affirmed that anonymity is a key component of the right to privacy. The Court also clarified a point of long-standing disagreement between privacy advocates and law enforcement [...]
Prime Minister Harper announced his nomination of Daniel Therrien as the next Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Mr. Therrien is currently serving as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfolio, at the Department of Justice and the appointment will have to be approved by resolution of the House of Commons and Senate. [...]
Click here to read the Toronto Star‘s front page coverage of CCLA’s challenge.
CCLA is bringing an Application in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice to challenge parts of Canada’s federal private-sector privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This is the law that regulates how personal information is collected, used and disclosed [...]
Last night, CBC reported that the most recent revelations from Glen Greenwald and Edward Snowden allege that Canada allowed the US National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct ‘spying activities’ on Canadian soil during the 2010 G20 meetings. These allegations are seriously concerning to the CCLA. If the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) authorized the [...]
CCLA is seriously concerned about the detention of Mohamed Fahmy in Egypt. Mr. Fahmy is a Canadian citizen and a journalist.
We commend the Canadian government for providing consular assistance, and for highlighting the rights to freedom of expression and the need to protect journalists. Both Canada and Egypt are state parties to the International Covenant on [...]