Tribunal

VACFSS responds to BC Human Rights Tribunal ruling

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

xmkym (Musqueam), Swxw7mesh (Squamish) and slilwta (Tsleil Waututh) / Vancouver, BC, Nov. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) has received a ruling from the BC Human Rights Tribunal in a very difficult situation involving child custody and an Indigenous mother.

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  • xmkym (Musqueam), Swxw7mesh (Squamish) and slilwta (Tsleil Waututh) / Vancouver, BC, Nov. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) has received a ruling from the BC Human Rights Tribunal in a very difficult situation involving child custody and an Indigenous mother.
  • VACFSS regrets that solutions could not be found outside the Tribunal process and recognizes the pain the complainant (identified in the ruling as R.R.)
  • In 30 years of operation, this is the first time VACFSS has been party to a hearing before the Human Rights Tribunal.
  • The Tribunal acknowledged that VACFSS already prioritizes policies and training about how to serve Indigenous Peoples in child welfare [para.

Canada and the Assembly of First Nations launch the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The ultimate goal of the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process is the establishment of an independent Specific Claims Resolution Centre.

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  • The ultimate goal of the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process is the establishment of an independent Specific Claims Resolution Centre.
  • "For generations, First Nations have called for the elimination of the Government of Canada's conflict of interest and the creation of a fully independent specific claims process.The launch of the Specific Claims Implementation Working Group marks a significant advancement in our collective efforts to improve the specific claims process.
  • We look forward to making progress with the Government of Canada to create a fair and equitable specific claims process."
  • The specific claims process is voluntary for First Nations and provides a way to resolve disputes outside of the court system.

ICO and Cabinet Office reach agreement on New Year Honours data breach fine

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

The UK Information Commissioner issued its fine to the Cabinet Office on 15 November 2021, following an investigation into the 2019 data breach, where the Cabinet Office published a file on GOV.UK containing the names and unredacted addresses of more than 1,000 people announced in the New Year Honours list.

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  • The UK Information Commissioner issued its fine to the Cabinet Office on 15 November 2021, following an investigation into the 2019 data breach, where the Cabinet Office published a file on GOV.UK containing the names and unredacted addresses of more than 1,000 people announced in the New Year Honours list.
  • The Cabinet Office appealed against the amount of the fine to the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) in December 2021, alleging the level of penalty was wholly disproportionate.
  • We welcome the agreement reached with the Cabinet Office and we will continue to work with them to ensure peoples information are being looked after.
  • Notes to Editors
    - The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Privacy Commissioner lodges appeal to Federal Court re Telstra Corporation Limited v Privacy Commissioner

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Privacy Commissioner lodges appeal to Federal Court re Telstra Corporation Limited v Privacy Commissioner

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  • Privacy Commissioner lodges appeal to Federal Court re Telstra Corporation Limited v Privacy Commissioner
    11 February 2016
    On May 1 2015 the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim PSM, determined that Telstra Corporation had breached National Privacy Principle 6.1 in the matter of Ben Grubb v Telstra Corporation Limited [2015] AICmr 35.
  • Telstra appealed the determination to the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
  • On 18 December 2015 the Tribunal set aside the Commissioners determination, substituting a finding that no breach of NPP 6.1 had occurred.
  • On 14 January 2016, having considered the AATs decision, the Privacy Commissioner filed a Notice of Appeal from a Tribunal to the Federal Court of Australia.

Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited Federal Court decision

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited Federal Court decision

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  • Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited Federal Court decision
    Update on the Federal Court decision
    20 February 2017
    On 19 January, the Federal Court of Australia published its decision in the matter of Privacy Commissioner v Telstra.
  • Further resources
    Australian Privacy Principles Key Concepts
    The Privacy Commissioners original determination in Ben Grubb v Telstra
    The AATs decision on Telstras appeal in Telstra v Privacy Commissioner
    The Federal Courts decision in Privacy Commissioner v Telstra
    Background
    On May 1 2015 the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, determined that Telstra Corporation had breached National Privacy Principle 6.1 in the matter of Ben Grubb v Telstra Corporation Limited [2015] AICmr 35.
  • Footnotes
    [1] Privacy Commisioner v Telstra Corporation Limited [2017] FCAFC 4 (19 January 2017)
    [2] Kenny and Edelman JJ with Dowsett J in agreement.
  • Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited Federal Court decision
    19 January 2017
    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner notes the judgment made by the Federal Court today to dismiss our appeal of the Administrative Appeals Tribunals decision in Telstra Corporation Limited and Privacy Commissioner [2015] AATA 991 (18 December 2015).

Former Bridging Finance CEO's Rights Violated by the Ontario Securities Commission

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Friday, October 21, 2022

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2022 /CNW/ - David Sharpe, former CEO of Bridging Finance Inc., has launched an Abuse of Process challenge, seeking a stay of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) proceedings commenced against him.

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  • TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2022 /CNW/ - David Sharpe, former CEO of Bridging Finance Inc., has launched an Abuse of Process challenge, seeking a stay of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) proceedings commenced against him.
  • On March 30, 2022, the Capital Markets Tribunal admonished the OSC for its violation of Mr. Sharpe's privacy rights when the OSC unlawfully and publicly disclosed his compelled testimony.
  • The Tribunal found that this intentional breach of Mr. Sharpe's privacy interests constituted a serious contravention of the Ontario Securities Act (OSA).
  • Brian Greenspan, counsel to Mr. Sharpe stated that: "The results of this unlawful conduct have been devastating to Mr. Sharpe.

Dignity Forum’s Upcoming Human Rights Conference to Address Growth of Racial Discrimination in Alberta

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Created and hosted by Dignity Forum , this one-of-a-kind conference will discuss head-on the challenges faced by racialized communities in Alberta.

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  • Created and hosted by Dignity Forum , this one-of-a-kind conference will discuss head-on the challenges faced by racialized communities in Alberta.
  • To lead the dialog of how to address human rights issues facing Albertans, attendees of the public conference can participate in panel-led discussions to identify solutions to fulfill the overall objectives and visions of the Alberta Human Rights Act.
  • Alongside Ghitter, who has been involved in the development of human rights policies in Alberta for the past 45 years, speakers at the Dignity Forums Human Rights Conference include Graham Lowes and Sarah Adomako-Ansah with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
  • The Dignity Forum is a federally incorporated registered charitable organization, created to address concerns over the state of human rights in Alberta and the gaps in the operation of the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Hausfeld & Co LLP: Collective Proceedings Order: Important Dates Relating to the Rights of Class Members in the Consumer Claim Bought by Liz Coll Against Google for Almost £1 Billion in Relation to the App Payments in the Google Play Store

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Liz Coll a consumer tech policy expert with over thirteen years experience campaigning for consumers rights online seeks compensation on a collective basis for affected Google Play Store users in the UK.

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  • Liz Coll a consumer tech policy expert with over thirteen years experience campaigning for consumers rights online seeks compensation on a collective basis for affected Google Play Store users in the UK.
  • The legal claim against Google, and the judgment released on 31 August 2022
    Most Android users download their apps through Googles Play Store.
  • When users spend money in the Google Play Store, often only a portion goes to the actual app developers.
  • Liz Coll is also advised on the claim by a consultative group with expertise and experience in competition and consumer law and payments regulation.

Hausfeld & Co LLP: Judgment Released Yesterday: Google Will Have to Defend at Trial a Consumer Claim for Almost £1 Billion in Relation to the Google Play Store – a UK Court Decides

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

For more details about the claim, and to check if you or your business are potentially included in the claim, visit: https://www.appstoreclaims.co.uk/Google .

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  • For more details about the claim, and to check if you or your business are potentially included in the claim, visit: https://www.appstoreclaims.co.uk/Google .
  • When users spend money in the Google Play Store, often only a portion goes to the actual app developers.
  • Shortly before the hearing of Liz Colls application to represent affected Google Play Store users, Google chose to no longer oppose the application.
  • The purchases must have been made on an Android smartphone or tablet on which the Google Play Store was pre-installed.

TEKNOSCAN SYSTEMS INC., H. SAMUEL HYAMS, PHILIP KAI-HING KUNG and SOON FOO (MARTIN) TAM, File No. 2022-19

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Friday, August 26, 2022

TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2022 /CNW/ -The Tribunal issued a Notice of Hearing dated August 25, 2022, setting the matter down to be heard on September 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held in the above named matter.

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  • TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2022 /CNW/ -The Tribunal issued a Notice of Hearing dated August 25, 2022, setting the matter down to be heard on September 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the hearing can be held in the above named matter.
  • A copy of the Notice of Hearing dated August 25, 2022 and Statement of Allegations dated August 23, 2022 are available at capitalmarketstribunal.ca