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Canada’s Grapple with Privacy and Freedom of Expression

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

April 30, 2013

A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision that the province’s privacy law is unconstitutional can be seen as potentially rippling through the country at large and setting up a clash between privacy and freedom of expression, as included in the charter passed in 1982. This clash between privacy and freedom of expression is particularly interesting because while freedom of expression is a “fundamental right” under the charter, there is no similar privacy right, except as listed in the legal rights of those dealing with the justice system. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor examines how this will play out going forward.
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