Thursday, October 25, 2012

Supreme Court will hear Alberta case on constitutionality of privacy legislation

The Supreme Court of Canada has just granted leave to appeal United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 v Alberta (Attorney General).

In this case, among other things, the Alberta Court of Appeal found that portions of Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act were unconstitutional as it does not take into account freedom of expression guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

I've blogged about this case in the past. Check out the tag UFCW Case (Alberta).

From the SCC:

Supreme Court of Canada - Decisions:

Information and Privacy Commissioner et al. v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 et al. (Alta.) (Civil) (By Leave) (34890)

(The applications for leave to appeal are granted with costs to be determined by the panel hearing the appeals. /

Les demandes d’autorisation d’appel sont accueillies et la décision sur les dépens sera rendue par la formation des juges qui entendra les appels.)

Coram: McLachlin / Rothstein / Moldaver

No comments: