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Alberta To Update Law

PRIVACY LAW

January 31, 2014

Alberta will “amend one of its main privacy laws this fall to comply with a Supreme Court of Canada judgment that found the legislation unconstitutional,” The Canadian Press reports. The court struck down the province’s entire Personal Information Protection Act in November in a case involving a union that photographed individuals crossing a picket line, giving Alberta a year to revise the law. “It is the government's intention to pass the amendments early in the fall 2014 session to comply with the court's ruling,” Service Alberta’s Gerald Kastendieck said Wednesday. The amendments will “focus on unions and picketing,” the report states, noting, “There won't be a general review of the 10-year-old legislation this year.”
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