Author Archive

Privacy and Wi-Fi Location Data

  • September 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The Internet and the smartphone are essential to meaningful participation in modern life. But accessing the Internet often requires using Wi-Fi networks, particularly by students, travellers, businesses and low-income people. The use of Wi-Fi generates precise location data that reveals…

Automated Licence Plate Readers

  • September 15, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

An automated licence plate reader combines a high-speed camera with image-processing technology to capture licence plate numbers and enable surveillance by the collection and retention of bulk data. The data collected includes date, time and location, and may also include…

What Is a Geofence Warrant?

  • August 31, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The use of a new investigative technique by law enforcement, called a geofence warrant, has been gradually emerging over the past year. Google is at the forefront of the early media attention and the nascent legal developments in the United…

Privacy Shield and a Date With Justice

  • August 15, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union released the much anticipated judgment in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems, Case C-311/18, striking down the trans-Atlantic data transfer agreement called Privacy Shield. The ruling…

Page 1of 38: 1 2 3 ... 38