Archive for September, 2015

Data Protection, Passcodes and Karma Police

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

It has been a hot week on the privacy front! So let’s get caught up. On September 23, 2015, an opinion by Yves Bot, the advocate general of the European Court of Justice, was released in Schrems v Data Protection…

Privacy In Public Places

  • September 14, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Is there a right to privacy in public places? And, if so, what language do we use to describe it and its boundaries? I have concluded that we have a reasonable expectation of privacy in public places that has emerged…

New U.S. Justice Department Stingray Policy

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

On September 3, 2015, United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates announced a new policy that requires federal government agents to obtain a warrant before using controversial devices called an International Mobile Subscriber Identity catcher (IMSI) or a cell…

Stingray Cell Phone Surveillance

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

The use of Stingray tracking technology by law enforcement agencies hit a public interest peak in the United States recently when an article by Brad Heath titled Police secretly track cellphones to solve routine crimes appeared in the USA TODAY¬†edition…