Category Archives: Right to Privacy

Bill C-30 is a significant threat to Canadians’ personal freedoms

The federal Bill C-30 (“An Act to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act and to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts“), is a significant threat to personal freedoms in Canada. It is especially threatening to freedom … Continue reading

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Intrusion upon seclusion: Implications for better privacy protection in Canada?

In a case at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Justice Kevin M.V. Whitaker defined for the first time in Canada a tort related to privacy protection. Although it is far too early to determine the full impact of this … Continue reading

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Why Albertans should care about access to information and protection of privacy legislation

Recent events in the United Kingdom regarding access to people’s private voicemail and allegations that the police withheld information about the subsequent investigation have really concerned many people. What protections do Albertans have from similar offensive activities? Continue reading

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Call for Public Inquiry of Alberta Health Services Regarding Intimidation and Silencing of Health Care Professionals

As an organization concerned with protecting and promoting the fundamental human rights and civil liberties of all Albertans, the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) joins the Alberta Medical Association and all four Alberta opposition parties in calling for a judicial inquiry into allegations of a culture of fear and intimidation in the provincial health care system. Read the full post to download our letter to the Health Minister. Continue reading

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Bill 8: Missing Persons Act and Privacy Concerns – RMCLA in the news

RMCLA has been raising some privacy concerns about Bill 8, Alberta’s Missing Persons Act.
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Bill 8: Another Opportunity to Remove Protection of your Privacy?

Alberta’s Bill 8, the Missing Persons Act, is new legislation that could compel a wide range of information holders to provide personal information to police. The only criteria for disclosure is a third party approaching and convincing police that a … Continue reading

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