Over the last two decades, British Columbia’s courts have consistently held that there is no common law tort for breach of privacy (or intrusion upon seclusion) in British Columbia because of the similar statutory cause of action under the Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 373.
It has been reported that a partial settlement may have been reached with Superfish, in a U.S. class action against both defendants. The settlement reportedly includes Superfish’s cooperation with the plaintiffs by disclosing over 2.8 million additional files and providing Superfish witnesses for a potential trial. The Canadian proposed class action is very much in its infancy. It remains to be seen how the class action will evolve in Canada.
We are signing off with a list of the top 10 most read Inside Internal Controls posts 2016.
Privacy issues and director’s liability seem to have been hot topics this year with several blog posts on the topics making it on the list.
The top 10 most read Inside Internal Controls posts 2016
- Director’s liability for corporate negligence, Philip A. Carson, Calgary, Miller Thomson LLP
- Hello my name is [redacted]: Employee privacy trumps employer requirement for surnames on name tags, Douglas Judson, McCarthy Tétrault
- Internal audit and cyber risk, Norman D. Marks, CPA, CRMA
- Health Canada is cracking the whip on advertising violations, Christelle Gedeon, Ph.D. and Ingrid E. VanderElst, Ph.D., Fasken Martineau
- Registered charities get ready to submit applications for Ontario property tax rebates, Apolone Gentles, JD, CPA,CGA, FCCA, Bsc (Hons)
- New PIPEDA data breach regulations proposed, Kirsten Thompson, McCarthy Tétrault’s Cybersecurity, Privacy