Social media, the internet, and instant electronic communication have made the protection of privacy more important than ever. For businesses and individuals, it has become a major concern. Our experienced privacy team works with you in developing privacy policies for your business, dealing with freedom of information requests under federal or provincial privacy statutes and regulations and determining the nature and extent of disclosure required.
For individuals, we advise and assist on freedom of information requests, unauthorized disclosures, defamation, e-Health Act issues, social media posts, identity theft and cyber bullying. Our lawyers are knowledgeable in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), Privacy Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Information Protection Act (BC) and their related regulations and case law.