Thursday, March 29, 2007

Supreme Court to hear PIPEDA appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has today granted leave to appeal a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal that held the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is not able to require an organization to disclose to the Commission information for which a claim of solicitor client privlege has been claimed.

For past coverage, see: Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Commissioner cannot compel privileged documents: FCA.

This will be an important case, both for PIPEDA and for the ability of non-court tribunals to evaluate claims of privilege.

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