With the growth of online content, the law relating to privacy, freedom of information and access to information is becoming increasingly important.
Provincial and federal restrictions on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information have created a complex array of legal issues for public and private sector employers. Our lawyers have extensive experience providing businesses with advice and representation in all aspects of this complex area of the law.
We advise clients on compliance with federal and provincial privacy legislation, including the creation and implementation of privacy policies. We assist in making or responding to privacy-related complaints and freedom-of-information requests under federal and provincial statutes. Our litigators have experience bringing and defending claims for violation of privacy rights, including the unauthorized use of names or images. We represent clients dealing with problematic online content, either to obtain information about the content or to request a complete removal.
Issues related to privacy often overlap with other areas of the law, requiring a broad perspective and a strategic approach. Farris lawyers bring familiarity with related matters including commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, defamation, employment, contract and copyright issues.