Feb 142017
 
 February 14, 2017  Court, Non-U.S., Online  Add comments

Anastasia Semenova and Wendy J. Wagner of Gowling WLG write:

In a recent decision, A.T. v Globe24h.com, 2017 FC 114, Canada’s Federal Court asserted jurisdiction over a foreign-based website that republished Canadian court and tribunal decisions from Canadian legal websites and allowed them to be indexed and rendered searchable on Google and other search engines.

The Court declared that the owner and operator of the website, based in Romania, contravened the provisions of the federal private sector privacy legislation (the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act – PIPEDA), by collecting, using and disclosing online personal information contained in publicly available legal decisions for inappropriate purposes, and without the consent of the individuals concerned.

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