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BC Supreme Court: Councilor Breached Privacy Act

PRIVACY LAW

July 27, 2012

Upholding a lower court ruling, BC Supreme Court Justice Selwyn Romilly dismissed an appeal by Prince George Councillor Brian Skakun, The Vancouver Sun reports. The lower court ruling found Skakun guilty of violating the province’s freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation when he leaked to the media confidential personnel data of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the report states. The ruling stated that Skakun, as an officer of the public sector, did not have right to a “whistleblower” defence.
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