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LAWG-5971-65- PRIVACY LAW IN CANADA

PRIVACY LAW IN CANADA
LAWG-5971-65
3 credits- Paper course

 

Evaluation Methodology:

  • Participation – 15%
  • Presentation – 25%
  • Paper Proposal – 10%
  • Research Paper – 50%

Course Description: Privacy is becoming one of the central issues of our times and in consequence, privacy law is developing as a significant and dynamic area of legal practice. This course will explore the different areas of privacy law and policy in Canada, exposing students to the challenges privacy law poses for individuals, professionals, employers, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government institutions. The course will begin with an exploration of the meaning of privacy. It will highlight how the interpretation of privacy defines the way in which legislation addresses privacy rights in various sectors. And the course will challenge students to consider under what circumstances the public interest outweighs an individual’s privacy rights, how the definition of “privacy” influences public discourse, and how our laws and regulations are impacted by, and themselves impact, technical innovation.