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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Attorney General) v L.A. 2020 NSCA 75
A criminal ban does not preclude a common law ban, but must be considered as part of the Dagenais/Mentuck...

British Columbia (Attorney General) v BridgeMark Financial Corp 2020 BCSC 1704
BC court refused a request to seal documents in a civil proceeding relating to a securities dispute, finding insufficient...

R v Verrilli 2020 NSCA 64
A NSCA case that confirms the Dagenais/Mentuck principles and the Crown burden to justify continuation of a sealing...

CBC/Radio Canada v Arsenault 2020 QSC 500-36-009608-202
This decision concerns the protection of confidential sources and of journalistic material.

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UK government running ‘Orwellian’ unit to block release of ‘sensitive’ information https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/uk-government-running-orwellian-unit-to-block-release-of-sensitive-information/?utm_source=tw?utm_source=tw

Top ten highlights of the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Digital Charter Implementation Act: https://blog.privacylawyer.ca/2020/11/10-ways-canadas-consumer-privacy.html

My side-by-side comparison chart for the CPPA portion of #BillC11 and #PIPEDA is now available here for those who are interested: https://dataverse.scholarsportal.info/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.5683/SP2/ZVXFHY @uOttawaTechLaw @elliemarshall @f_mb @privacylawyer

The livestream from the NSCA is underway. Chief Justice Michael Wood & Justices David Farrar & Cindy Bourgeois are presiding (& physically distanced on the Bench). Counsel are in person & the intervenors are participating via Skype from MB. Watch online at https://www.courts.ns.ca/Webcasts/webcasts_live.htm

The NS Court of Appeal has updated its Practice Directive for hearings held during the #COVID19 pandemic: https://www.courts.ns.ca/Civil_Procedure_Rules/documents/NSCA_PD_Proceedings_during_COVID19_20_06.pdf Unless otherwise noted, this applies to appeal matters held on or after Nov. 10, 2020 @NS_Justice @NSBS @CBA_NS @NSLegalAid @Advocates_Soc @APTLAssoc

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