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Privacy Protection and Commercial Expression

 Author: Danielle Olofsson  Category: Legislation, Privacy Law  Published: 2017  ISBN: 9780433495598  Pages: 144
As author Danielle Olofsson points out in the first chapter of her new publication, a “tension … exists at present between Canadian privacy legislation and a company’s right to use workforce demographics to market itself – a practice that arguably constitutes a form of commercial expression.” Olofsson aims to explore this tension in Privacy Protection and Commercial Expression, and examines whether “the blanket protection of personal information provided by this legislation is still relevant and effective, and what interpretive or legislative changes should be made to these acts to enable them to accommodate responses to industry challenges.”

This book provides some background on the evolution and interpretation of a right to privacy and attempts to formulate arguments that could be used by a company to challenge either federal or provincial privacy legislation pursuant to section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.