Effective April 22, 2015 the NS Government enacted the NS Missing Persons Act, lowering the threshold for police to get an order to access records and premises of practically every business, organization and public body in NS to obtain information about missing persons. Understandably, most attention has focused on the potential impact on missing persons and their families. But the Act will have business implications too: virtually any NS (and maybe even beyond) business, organization and public body will be required to produce records and grant access when police get an order under the Act.
Here are the top 5 implications of the new NS Missing Persons Act for businesses, organizations and public bodies. Read David Fraser’s full Legal Update: The New NS Missing Persons Act – 5 Privacy Implications for Businesses, Organizations & Public Bodies.
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David Fraser is a partner with McInnes Cooper and leads its Privacy Law and CASL Teams. David is recognized as a foremost Canadian technology and privacy lawyer and has extensive experience advising private and public sector clients on implementing compliance programs for Canadian privacy legislation. You can reach David at firstname.lastname@example.org.