Tag Archives: Canada

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Issues Report on Children’s Educational Apps

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued its 2017 Global Privacy Enforcement Network Sweep results, which focused on certain privacy practices of online educational tools and services targeted at classrooms. The OPC examined the privacy practices of two dozen educational websites and apps used by K-12 students.… Continue Reading

Parliamentary Committee Approves Denham ICO Appointment

On April 27, 2016, the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee confirmed Elizabeth Denham’s appointment as Information Commissioner. Denham, currently the Privacy and Information Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada, was announced as the UK Government’s preferred choice on March 22, 2016.… Continue Reading

APEC Privacy Update – Beijing Meetings

On August 6-10, 2014, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group met in Beijing to focus on the further implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and related work relevant to cross-border interoperability. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams participated as part of the U.S. delegation and provides highlights in this blog entry.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014

On July 15, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous recordings in the series. … Continue Reading

New Independent Commission on Internet Governance Launched

On January 22, 2014, Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt announced the creation of a new independent commission to examine the future of Internet governance. The Global Commission on Internet Governance is being launched by think tanks Chatham House and The Centre for International Governance Innovation.… Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Canada Declares Alberta PIPA Invalid

On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada declared the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act invalid because the legislation interfered with the right to freedom of expression in the labor context under Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.… Continue Reading

Recent Federal Government Activity on Cybersecurity

The absence of congressional action on cybersecurity legislation has spurred efforts by various entities to exert influence over cybersecurity policy. This blog post contains a client alert that focuses on a number of those efforts, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s creation of a new cybersecurity office and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s action on cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.… Continue Reading
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