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Balancing rights of debtors, creditors

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Mark Shapiro and Nathan Lean

A writ of seizure and sale is one of the principal methods of enforcing a judgment for the payment of money. However, since the enactment of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the ability of judgment creditors to obtain necessary information to enforce judgments has been complicated by concerns for the personal privacy of individual judgment debtors.

This balancing act between protecting the privacy rights of debtors and the right of creditors to enforce judgments was recently considered by the Supreme Court of...