Privacy

Is Apple Really the Only Secure Option?

During the 2019 Computer Electronics Show (CES), Apple purchased a billboard claiming, “what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.” Following the recent Facebook scandal pertaining to a breach of privacy and security among other things, many have become skeptical regarding other tech companies. It is important for us to understand what exactly we are trading off in exchange…

Unjust Enrichment: Norkum v. Fletcher, 2018 BCSC 904 Case Summary

A few decisions on unjust enrichment hold the reader’s eye like Norkum v. Fletcher, 2018 BCSC 904.  The decision starts: “Sex for pay, opportunism, deception and false expectations form the backdrop to this litigation.”  On June 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of BC issued reasons finding in Mr. Norkum’s favor on allegations of unjust enrichment arising from two properties. The…

A Very Short Overview of Canadian Privacy and Personal Information Protection Jurisprudence

The Canadian government has enacted federal and provincial legislation, to protect personal information and privacy interests of individual citizens. In addition to these statutory frameworks, the Canadian judiciary has also been active in creating dialogue around common law causes of action in cases of breach of privacy. When a Government Entity Breaches Your Privacy Section 8 of the Canadian Charter…