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February 20, 2015

In a significant decision released this week, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in Hopkins v. Kay that a private plaintiff may bring a class proceeding for damages in tort against Peterborough Regional Health Centre for the unauthorized access to personal health information, even in circumstances where the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has closed his investigation. The Court rejected the argument 

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February 12, 2015

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a research report today entitled Privacy and Cyber Security - Emphasizing privacy protection in cyber security activities.  The report explores how challenges for cyber security are also challenges for privacy and data protection, and sets out policy directions for generating dialogue on cyber security as an element of online privacy protection.  

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