Category Archives: Privacy

Orders for Genetic Testing: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?

By: Geoff Costeloe PDF Version: Orders for Genetic Testing: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle? Case commented on: Adacsi v Amin, 2013 ABCA 315 A recent decision at the Alberta Court of Appeal raises a major issue in personal … Continue reading

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City of Calgary not Entitled to Disclosure of Environmental Agreement on Lynnview Ridge

PDF version: City of Calgary not Entitled to Disclosure of Environmental Agreement on Lynnview Ridge Case Commented on: Imperial Oil Ltd v Calgary (City), 2013 ABQB 393. Many people are concerned about what appears to be the lack of public … Continue reading

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Publication Bans in Police Mr. Big Operations

PDF version: Publication Bans in Police Mr. Big Operations013 Case commented on: R v NRR, 2013 ABQB 302. NRR was a youth who was being charged with two counts of second degree murder, one count of possession of stolen property, and … Continue reading

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New Developments in Long Running Alberta Privacy Case

PDF version: New Developments in Long Running Alberta Privacy Case Decision considered: Alberta Teachers’ Association v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2013 ABQB 106. This case, which has a long judicial history, has been followed closely by those interested in information and … Continue reading

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Confidentiality versus Access to Information

PDF Version: Confidentiality versus Access to Information Case commented on: Edmonton Police Service v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2012 ABQB 595 Introduction In any society, a healthy balance is needed to protect personal and private information, whilst also allowing … Continue reading

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One Person, Two Universities, Three Alberta Cases

 PDF version: One Person, Two Universities, Three Alberta Cases  Cases Considered: Oleynik v University of Calgary, 2012 ABQB 189 (Case #1); University of Alberta v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2012 ABQB 247 (Case #2); Association of Academic Staff of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Saves Timing for the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner

PDF version: Supreme Court of Canada Saves Timing for the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner  Decision considered: Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2011 SCC 61 This case has been followed closely by those interested in information … Continue reading

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“Amended Amended Redacted Document” Ordered Released to the Press and Public Fifteen Days after Judgment

 PDF version: “Amended Amended Redacted Document” Ordered Released to the Press and Public Fifteen Days after Judgment Case considered: Globe & Mail v Alberta, 2011 ABQB 363 (“Globe and Mail“) When the police want to obtain a search warrant, they … Continue reading

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There’s no right to absolute privacy when you want to build something in a city

PDF version: There’s no right to absolute privacy when you want to build something in a city  Case commented on: Edmonton (City) v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2011 ABQB 226 There is no absolute right to privacy in the … Continue reading

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Leon’s Furniture and Privacy: When is it Unreasonable to be Reasonable?

PDF version: Leon’s Furniture and Privacy: When is it Unreasonable to be Reasonable?  Case considered: Leon’s Furniture Limited v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2011 ABCA 94 This significant privacy case illustrates some of the difficulties courts (and many lawyers … Continue reading

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