Episode 196: Vibert Jack on the Supreme Court's Landmark Bykovets Internet Privacy Ruling

March 18, 2024 00:32:08
Episode 196: Vibert Jack on the Supreme Court's Landmark Bykovets Internet Privacy Ruling
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Episode 196: Vibert Jack on the Supreme Court's Landmark Bykovets Internet Privacy Ruling

Mar 18 2024 | 00:32:08

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Show Notes

The federal government has struggled to update Canadian privacy laws over the past decade, leaving the Supreme Court as perhaps the leading source of privacy protection. In 2014, the court issued the Spencer decision, which affirmed a reasonable expectation of privacy in basic subscriber information and earlier this month it released the Bykovets decision, which extends the reasonable expectation of privacy to IP addresses. Vibert Jack is the litigation director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, which successfully intervened in the case. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to examine the case, including the evolution of Canadian law, the court's analysis, and the implications of Bykovets for Internet privacy in Canada.

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