On November 8, 2016, associate, Daniel Reid, and paralegal, Monique Sever, presented CLE-TV’s program on “Privacy – New Claims, New Torts and New Technology”. Scheduled for rebroadcast on December 6 and 19, 2016 this course reviews recent developments in privacy litigation in Canada, including a discussion of emerging claims in tort and contract, and identifies areas in which the law will change in the coming years. The proliferation of electronic personal information, coupled with changes to federal and provincial law and shifting concepts of “public life” have resulted in an increase in litigation for “breach of privacy” arising out of unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information. Advances in technology have fundamentally altered the way people collect, store, and disclose “personal” information. Employees will commonly use their “work computers” for personal activities, which can often be tracked and accessed by employers. A person’s phone can contain a user’s location history, financial information, and increasingly, personal health information such as diet, exercise, and sleep habits, and can contain private photographs and videos. Don’t miss this “Last Kick At The Can” rebroadcast. Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour.
The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC offers one-hour online courses with live video streaming through CLE-TV. Offered primarily at lunch time, these programs are delivered live from their CLE-TV studio. Most follow an interview format with plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the presenters through text chat. Find out registration details here.