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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal

PRIVACY LAW

November 25, 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal of a lower court's ruling concerning a retailer's data collection practices, Macleans reports. Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work sought the Supreme Court's involvement after the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled in June that Work's attempt to nix Leon's practice of collecting driver's licence numbers from customers "allowed the privacy rights of the individuals to outweigh the rights of the business," the report states. "It's really a victory for a reasonable approach for these privacy issues," said Geoff Hall, a lawyer for Leon's, in responding to the Supreme Court's decision not to hear the case.
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