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Privacy commissioners concerned about ability to review solicitor-client privilege claims

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 8:53 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

In the legal community, Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, has generated a lot of press due to its provision that travel and expense reports of federally appointed judges be made public. But there is another section that lawyers should take note of: the section that clarifies the powers of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner to examine documents containing information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege....