British Spy Agency Violated Human Rights

  • September 14, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On September 13, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released the judgment in Big Brother Watch and Others v The United Kingdom (Applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15). The case concerned the bulk interception of electronic communications by…


  • August 30, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On April 20, 2018, Toronto criminal lawyers Emily Lam and Samara Secter filed the appellant’s factum in the Supreme Court of Canada in a case styled as Tom Le v The Queen, Court File No. 37971. The factum is anchored…

Crossing The Borderline

  • August 16, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On July 18, 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a joint Brief of Amici Curiae in United States v Donald Wanjiku, Case No 18-1973, before¬†the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, in Chicago,…

Technology Is Not Neutral

  • July 28, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Facebook’s stock price took a 20% tumble this week. In an article titled Does Facebook’s plummeting stock spell disaster for the social network? published in the July 26,…

Democracy And Cybersecurity

  • July 14, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On June 5, 2018, Professor Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School and Stuart Russell, a visiting fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University, published a Hoover Institution essay titled Strengths Become Vulnerabilities: How A Digital World Disadvantages The United…

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