Archive for January, 2015

Secret RCMP Seizures

  • January 22, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On January 20, 2015, Justin Ling published an article on VICE NEWS titled “The RCMP Spent $1.6 Million to Run an Unconstitutional Spying Program”. The main points that Mr. Ling addresses are: (1) records obtained under the Access to Information…

Data Mining

  • January 16, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

In my post titled “Nothing to Hide” dated November 16, 2014, I discussed the threat to personal security posed by unrestricted government collection of personal information. The collection of this kind of data is called data mining. Professor Stephen J….

Privacy and Personal Autonomy

  • January 2, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Conventional wisdom ascribes to the view that private information means secret information. Such a limited view of privacy distorts the broader meaning and substantive content of s. 8 of the Charter of Rights. The right to be secure against unreasonable…