Category Archives: Privacy

Access vs Privacy: A Mounting Rivalry

By: Ronaliz Veron PDF Version: Access vs Privacy: A Mounting Rivalry Case Commented On: Covenant Health v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2014 ABQB 562 Covenant Health v Alberta, 2014 ABQB 562, addresses a difficult power struggle that can develop … Continue reading

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What is “Advice”? Supreme Court Exempts Policy Options from Access to Information Request

By: Sarah Burton  PDF Version: What is “Advice”? Supreme Court Exempts Policy Options from Access to Information Request Case commented on: John Doe v Ontario (Finance), 2014 SCC 36 (CanLII) In this case, the Supreme Court of Canada considered whether … Continue reading

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Privacy Legislation Tangles with the Civil Litigation Process

Written by: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Privacy Legislation Tangles with the Civil Litigation Process Case commented on:Calgary Board of Education v Alberta (Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2014 ABQB 189 A recent Court of Queen’s Bench decision demonstrates … Continue reading

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

By: Geoff S. 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 … 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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