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October 3, 2014

Privacy Class Action against Apple Refused

The British Columbia Superior Court (BCSC) has refused to certify a class action proceeding against Apple, Inc. regarding the recording of location data on iOS4 devices.  Specifically, the plaintiff alleged breach of privacy on the basis "that Apple designed and produced iOS4 so as to record and store locational data on iDevices in unencrypted form, for long periods of time, and to copy the unencrypted data onto computers when iDevices were being synchronized." 

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September 11, 2014

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has released results on its Blog from their participation in the  Global Privacy Enforcement Network's second annual international Privacy Sweep that focused on mobile apps.  In May, the OPC reviewed 151 mobile apps and looked at app permissions, whether those permissions exceeded what would be expected based on the app's functionality, and how the app explained to consumers the purposes for the collection and how the app used the data.

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August 22, 2014

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada ("OPC") released The 2013 Annual Report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act yesterday. The Annual Report provides an overview of the OPC's activities over the last year and focuses on transparency, particularly in the online and mobile context.

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July 4, 2014

The CRTC has posted new FAQ guidance related to charities

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July 3, 2014

The CRTC has posted new FAQs related to Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation for business and organizations and for individuals on its website. These are in addition to the FAQs about Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation that are posted on the CRTC's website.


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