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PIPEDA 101 PowerPoint (Done by Communications)
Who’s Watching
the Kids?
OPC Perspectives
on Youth Privacy
Jennifer Seligy
Legal Counsel, Office of the
Privacy Commissioner of Canada
IAPP Privacy Symposium
May 23, 2013
Overview
• Personal Information Protection and
Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
• Challenges
• Cases
• Questions
PIPEDA
• Commercial activities
• References to minors (Principle 4.3 (Note);
Principle 4.3.6)
• Meaningful consent (Principle 4.3.2)
• Appropriate purposes (subsection 5(3))
Daycare – video surveillance
Issues:
• Safeguards
• Consent
• Appropriate purposes
Daycare – video surveillance
Corrective Measures:
• No recording / deletion of existing recordings
• Parental consent
• Technological safeguards
• Contractual safeguards
Nexopia.com
Key findings:
• Default privacy settings not appropriate for
target youth audience
• Lack of clarity about privacy settings
• Lack of meaningful consent for collections, uses
and disclosures of personal information
• Indefinite retention of personal information
Nexopia.com
Recommendations:
• Stricter defaults
• Better communication
• Meaningful consent
• Greater transparency
• Permanent deletion
A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc.,
2012 SCC 46
A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc.
• Fake Facebook profile with negative comments about
A.B.’s appearance and sexually explicit references
• A.B. applied for an order requiring the Internet
provider to disclose the individual behind the IP address
associated with the fake profile, in order to pursue an
action in defamation
• As part of her application, A.B. requested anonymity
and a publication ban on the content of the profile
A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc.
• Issues:
– Freedom of the press and open courts
principle
– Privacy and protecting children
• OPC intervention
A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc.
• A.B. allowed to proceed anonymously in her
application for an order to disclose the identity of
the relevant IP user(s); no publication ban on the
part of the fake profile that contains no identifying
information
• Recognition of the inherent vulnerability of
children
• Recognition of the importance of privacy in the
specific context of young persons
Questions?
www.priv.gc.ca
1-800-282-1376

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