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Is the shortage of a privacy-breach tort on this province ‘anachronistic’? Canadian Underwriter

Is the lack of a privacy-breach tort in this province ‘anachronistic’? Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia courts need to delve deeply into whether the province has a tort for invasion of privacy, a judge on the appeals court suggested in a recent ruling following a data breach at a Vancouver-based financial institution. “Today, personal information has played a vital role in people’s lives, and the failure to recognize at … Read more

Province asks junior Crown attorneys, articling college students to do contact tracing

Province asks junior Crown attorneys, articling students to do contact tracing

According to CBC News, the Manitoba government has asked junior crown attorneys, judicial assistance staff, and students to agree to be reassigned to the contact tracing. Sources said staff have been asked to volunteer to help with the province’s pandemic response, but details of what roles judicial staff will play are not entirely clear. A … Read more