A Lawyer’s Phone And The WhatsApp Attack

  • May 16, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 13, 2019, The Financial Times broke the story that a security flaw in WhatsApp, the messaging application used by 1.5 billion people, was used to exploit the digital communications of iPhone and Android phone users. Security researchers reported…

Face Recognition Technology

  • April 28, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Face recognition technologies use biometrics to map facial features from a photograph or video. The information is then compared with a database of known faces to find a match. The use of these technologies by governments and the private sector…

The Opportunistic Search

  • April 14, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On December 11, 2015, Cst Jonathan Brault of the RCMP stopped a motor vehicle driven by Erick Robert Zolmer on Highway 16 east of Jasper, Alberta. “Are you the owner of that vehicle?” the constable asked. Zolmer said it was…

Fentanyl Trafficking In Alberta

  • March 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid one hundred times more potent than morphine used to treat patients with severe and chronic pain. Side effects include respiratory depression, addiction, coma and death. Fentanyl is a Schedule I drug in Canada under the…

A Contextual Test For Privacy

  • March 16, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On February 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada released the split 6-3 unanimous ruling in R v Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10 in which a high school teacher had been acquitted of voyeurism for surreptitiously using a pen camera to make…

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