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Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal

PRIVACY LAW

October 26, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in a case involving the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, according to the Canadian Privacy Law Blog. In June, Commissioner Jill Clayton challenged an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that deemed the province’s privacy law unconstitutional. The case stems from a 2006 incident that saw a workers’ union threaten to publish video of picket-line crossers. Clayton ruled that their privacy had been compromised, but the Alberta Court of Appeal decided the laws contravene the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Supreme Court will now hear the case.
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