2020 in review: an exciting year for the CAI

  • March 03, 2021
  • Justine Brien

The Commission d’accès Ă  l’information (CAI) had a busy year in 2020, with its adjudication and oversight divisions handling a substantial number of cases. To help you stay up to date on important new decisions, this article provides an overview of decisions rendered by the CAI over the past year on a variety of matters: biometrics, personal information collection, privilege in matters of settlements, application of Quebec law to federally regulated businesses, and incidents of privacy breaches.

This article is only available in French.


Justine Brien is a member of the civil and commercial litigation practice group at Langlois’ MontrĂ©al office. As such, she represents and advises organizations and companies on an array of civil and commercial law disputes, which involve banking law, product liability, consumer protection and access to information. She also advises clients on the protection of privacy and the protection of personal information.