Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Access to Information and Privacy (2020 Reissue)

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By Michael Power

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In today's information-driven society, the collection, use and disclosure of personal information is a critical yet ever problematic issue for government, business and individuals. Access to information held in vast government databanks and the use of personal information by third parties â€" in commercial, medical and private contexts â€" raise unprecedented legal questions, unique privacy concerns and vexing logistical problems.

Newly and thoroughly updated, Halsbury's Access to Information and Privacy (2020 Reissue) provides a definitive examination of the statutory and judicial framework that governs the rules, requirements, prohibitions, caveats and exemptions relevant to the fields of both access and privacy.

Access to information

  • The federal, provincial and, where applicable, municipal statutory framework
  • Rules governing data held by government bodies in the 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, including:

  • The purpose, scope and application of access laws
  • Legislation allowing access
  • General, mandatory and discretionary exemptions to access
  • Procedural issues
  • Form and elements of a request
  • Time limits
  • Manner of access
  • Reviews and appeals
  • Offences and protection from prosecution and liability

    Privacy Law

  • Public sector privacy issues
  • The collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by government bodies
  • Federal Privacy Act considerations and relevant provincial legislation
  • Storage and care of personal information
  • Private sector privacy issues
  • Scope and application of PIPEDA
  • Substantially similar legislation in provincial jurisdictions
  • Right to access and correct personal information
  • Role of consent
  • Limits on collection, use and disclosure
  • Special rules applicable to health information
  • Privacy in an employment and labour context
  • Civil liability and privacy torts
  • Charter issues
  • Personal information protection in miscellaneous statutes
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Access to Information and Privacy (2020 Reissue)