CBA Privacy and Access Law Section Update

  • October 18, 2017

Suzanne Morin

Dear members,

Welcome to a new CBA year!

I am honoured to be your Chair for the 2017-2018 year as I enter my tenth year with the Section. Meet our 2017-2018 executive. We are here to help and would love to hear from you.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Chair, Loïc Berdnikoff, for his commitment, contributions and work over the last year. Loïc will continue to work closely with us in his role as Past Chair.

The Section has been very active over the last few years, and it has not gone unnoticed. The CBA Privacy and Access Law Section was the proud winner of the 2016-2017 National Sections Council Award of Excellence (presented on October 15). This award celebrates and recognizes the outstanding contribution of a National Section in providing service to members and furthering the objectives of the CBA. It is the Section’s first NSC Award of Excellence. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Section’s efforts, the time you have volunteered, and your participation in our activities.

The Section remains committed to improving the law and administration of justice. With your help the Section has intervened or provided constructive and balanced comments on a number of recent privacy law issues, including:

Please take a moment to look through our recent and upcoming Section initiatives and events outlined below. There will be many opportunities for you to get involved again this year. Please contact Crystal Lam for more information.


Suzanne Morin
Chair, CBA Privacy and Access Law Section

Section Activities and Submissions


October 17: Register for the webinar on Smart Phones and the Law: Search, Seizure and Privacy.

November 21: Register for the webinar on Open Contracting: Exploring Open Government in Contracting and Procurement.

British Columbia:

Stay tuned! The CBA-BC will be hosting a session on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What you need to know. For more information, please contact CBA-BC.


The CBA-MB provided submissions as part of the legislative review of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and The Personal Health Information Act. In addition, The Protection Children (Information Sharing) Act has now come into force.