Archive for September, 2019

Protecting Journalists and Their Sources

  • September 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

On September 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada released the 8-1 ruling in Denis v Cote, 2019 SCC 44 examining the trust relationship between journalists and their confidential sources. If it is a victory for freedom of the press,…


  • September 18, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

Deepfake is a technique for the synthesis of a human image based on artificial intelligence. It is used to combine an image onto a source image by a technique called generative adversarial network. Generative algorithms are getting so good that…

Heather Ferg Joins ‘On The Wire’

  • September 14, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

On January 2, 2014, the inaugural post titled Welcome To: On The Wire described the blog as a forum for opinion about the Charter of Rights and the criminal law with an emphasis on privacy issues. As we approach the…