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Newfoundland and Labrador privacy conviction sends noteworthy message

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 11:38 AM | By Donalee Moulton

Two years ago the Newfoundland and Labrador government enacted what many legal experts consider to be the country’s toughest privacy legislation. Now the first conviction has been handed down under that statute.

Annette Kennedy, a civilian employee with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) entered guilty pleas to three offences under s. 115 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015.

David Fraser, McInnes CooperThe conviction is noteworthy, said David Fraser, a privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper in Halifax. “This should draw our attention...