Archive for July, 2015

Privacy Heats Up: Major Cases In The Courts

  • July 26, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Privacy litigation advanced on three fronts in the United States, Britain and Canada this month. In the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union headed back to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, in the case involving the bulk…

Privacy Rights In Residential Buildings

  • July 20, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

A thorn in s. 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights, and in Fourth Amendment doctrine in the United States, has been this question: Do condominium owners and apartment lessees have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the common areas of…

The Crypto War Is Obsolete

  • July 12, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On June 29, 2015, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron caught the public ear again by claiming that the Bogeyman is lurking somewhere on the Internet. Mr. Cameron said that the privacy policies of companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter…

Wiretap Reports: Canada and the United States

  • July 6, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

In my post titled The Right to Notification dated August 2, 2014, I discussed s. 196 of the Criminal Code which contains the post facto transparency rule that a person who was the subject of a wiretap interception must be given…