The Federal Court of Canada recently decided that a lawsuit by medical marijuana program participants against the Federal Government alleging Health Canada violated their privacy rights is an appropriate case for a class action, and can proceed as such.
The decision offers a tantalizing glimpse into what the future of privacy law in Canada might hold. To learn more about it and what it reveals about the future of Canadian privacy law, read McInnes Cooper’s Legal Alert: A Glimpse Into The Future Of Privacy Law – Medical Marijuana Privacy Breach Class Action Lawsuit Can Go Ahead. You can read more of McInnes Cooper’s Legal Publications at http://www.mcinnescooper.com/publications/.
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About the authors:
Jane O’Neill is a litigation partner with McInnes Cooper. She deals with all types of dispute resolution, including class actions and commercial, contract, shareholder and securities disputes and has appeared in all courts. You can reach Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Fraser is a partner with McInnes Cooper and leads its Privacy Law Team. David is recognized as a foremost Canadian privacy lawyer and has extensive experience advising private and public sector clients on all manner of privacy matters, and authors the popular Canadian Privacy Law Blog. You can reach David at email@example.com.