April 20, 2015

Privacy class actions taking off - Volume of information collected, breaches cited as key factors

Anne Posno was quoted in the April 20, 2015 issue of Law Times on privacy class actions.

"If there's any doubt that privacy class actions are on the verge of exploding, lawyers may want to consider the potential for significant new regulation in the area.

Last month, for example, the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association released a 123-page report on regulations for vehicle privacy. The report, noting the increasing availability of digital services in today's cars and trucks, recommended regulating privacy in automobiles...

...'Electronics record systems are increasingly central to our daily lives, whether in the form of school grades, bank records or hospital charts,' says Anne Posno of Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP..."