The Core Of The Encryption Debate

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

On September 3, 2018, AppleInsider reported that the Five Eyes intelligence alliance consisting of the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand issued a Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption at the conclusion of a two-day…

Arresting The Innocent

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

On May 24, 2009, Randy Fleming was carrying a Canadian flag on his way to a counter-protest organized in response to the occupation of Crown land by Six Nations protesters in Caledonia, Ontario. The Ontario Provincial Police planned to keep…

Protecting Journalists And Their Sources

  • September 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.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, Q.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, Q.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…

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