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Facebook decision gives quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 9:01 AM | By Mark Hayes and Adam Jacobs

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its highly anticipated decision in Douez v. Facebook, Inc. 2017 SCC 33 in late June. While the decision paved the way for a privacy class action to continue through the British Columbia courts, the SCC appears to have provided quasi-constitutional privacy rights to some Canadians, but not the entire country, and the application of the decision to other private sector privacy statutes is uncertain.

Douez involved a privacy class action against Facebook on behalf of almost 2 million Facebook users...