Privacy And Policing

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

An online sting operation, the entry of private property and a midnight pedestrian stop produced three recent rulings from the Supreme Court of Canada that considered the parameters of police powers under the Charter of Rights. All three cases raised…

Regulating Ethical Artificial Intelligence

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

In June 2018 the European Commission set up the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG AI) consisting of fifty-two representatives from academia, civil society and industry. The HLEG AI was charged with the general objective of supporting the…

The Ghost Key Proposal

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

The proposal by Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain’s spy agency responsible for signals intelligence (SIGINT), that would silently add a law enforcement participant to digital group chats or calls, has been condemned as posing serious threats to cybersecurity and fundamental…

The Internet Of Bodies

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

The Internet. Then, the Internet of Things (IoT) with interconnected devices like thermostats, refrigerators and motor vehicles. Now, the human body is a technology platform. What, then, is the Internet of Bodies (IoB)? And what privacy and security implications does…

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…

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