CCLA supports today’s announcement that the Toronto Police Service (TPS) will restrict the entry of some suicide-related mental health flags into national databases, but cautions that more action on this front is needed to properly protect privacy. The announcement today from the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the TPS confirms that many suicide-related police interactions will no […]
UPDATE Our post and letter to the premier and health minister, referenced our views based on information we had received from the local community that proposed legislation was reportedly due to be tabled shortly by the government. We have since learned from the Department of Health that this matter is still in the project phase, and […]
The Ontario Superior Court has rejected the Attorney General of Canada’s motion to strike CCLA’s application challenging provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). In 2014, we launched a constitutional challenge to provisions of PIPEDA, arguing that the scheme has allowed government institutions to access personal information from telecommunications companies and internet service […]
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