The OBA privacy and litigation sections are putting on an dinner that readers of this blog may be interested in attending on November 19th from 5:30 pm (cocktails) to about 8:00 pm. Liam McAlear and I will co-chair a panel discussion between Catherine Beagan Flood, Matin Felsky, Alex Cameron and members of our audience. Here is the promo:
What’s all the hush-hush about? Privacy and Civil Procedure: Current Issues and Cases you need to know
Trends in communication and information management are giving rise to new issues in the litigation of civil claims. When should a court make an order to reveal the identity of a person who has spoken harmful words anonymously? In what circumstances should personal information be redacted from productions? At whose cost? How sensitive should parties and courts be about the disclosure of personal information in court filings and decisions given the trend towards increased accessibility of court records?
Join our panel of experts as they reflect on the privacy issues arising in civil practice. The discussion will be based on the following current issues and cases.
- Identifying the anonymous defendant – BMG Canada Inc. v. Doe
- Production of personal information within and across borders – Datatreasury Corp. v. Royal Bank of Canada
- Whole disk inspections and protective orders – Innovative Health Group v. Calgary Health Region
- Internet publication, personal privacy and the open courts principle – Moore v. Bertuzzi
Cathy is a litigator at Blakes who has represented media and civil liberties organizations on a number of significant information and privacy matters. Many of you know Martin as CEO of Commonwealth Legal and a charter member of Sedona Canada Working Group 7. Martin also has recent practical experience in managing complex cross-border discovery files and currently sits on the Canadian Judicial Council’s open courts subcommittee. Alex, from Faskens, was co-counsel in the BMG case and has more recently written Leading by Example: Key Developments in the First Seven Years of PIPEDA for the federal Privacy Commissioner.
This is a great panel and a very relevant subject, so we hope to see you there! Click here for information on how to register.