Teresa Scassa - Blog

Privacy
Class action lawsuits for privacy breaches are becoming all the rage in Canada – this is perhaps unsurprising given the growing number of data breaches. However, a proceeding certified and settled in October 2019 stands out as significantly different from the majority of Canadian privacy class action suits. Most privacy class action lawsuits involve data breaches. Essentially, an entity trusted with the personal information of large numbers of individuals is sued because they lost the…

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has just released a decision that should be of interest to those concerned about data governance for data sharing. The decision relates to an application by Ontario’s Smart Metering Entity (SME) for a licence to begin sharing Ontario’s smart metering data with third parties. The SME was established in Ontario as part of the governance structure for the data collected through government-mandated smart metering for all electricity consumers in the…

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