On December 10, 2015 the bell tolled for the Nova Scotia Cyber-safety Act. In effect since September 2013, the Act was the first of its kind in Canada – and lawyers immediately predicted a Charter challenge to its legality. And on December 10, 2015, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court decided the Act does violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ guaranteed rights to freedom of expression and to fundamental justice, and struck it down as unconstitutional. McInnes Cooper’s David Fraser, Ian Dunbar and Jane O’Neill represented the party who successfully challenged the legality of the Act.
Learn about three of the practical implications of the Court’s decision in McInnes Cooper’s Legal Alert: The Bell Tolls for NS Cyber-safety Act – NS Supreme Court Decides Act is Unconstitutional. You can read more of McInnes Cooper’s Legal Publications at http://www.mcinnescooper.com/publications/.
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About the author:
David Fraser is a lawyer with McInnes Cooper and leads its Privacy Law and CASL Teams. David is recognized as a foremost Canadian technology and privacy lawyer and regularly advises a range of clients – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – on all aspects of technology and privacy laws. You can reach David at firstname.lastname@example.org.