We’ve got spring fever!

  • April 25, 2019

Just as spring is full of rejuvenation and renewal, so is the work of your CBA Privacy and Access Law Section.

Planning is well underway for our CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium, and we are excited to offer two webinars later this year on the application of the European Union’s GDPR and other American privacy legislation on Canadian organizations, and on privacy and political parties. Please see below for more details.

The Section is also proactively considering broader issues for reform of the Privacy Act and working on a Solicitor-Client Privilege FAQ document to assist lawyers, regulators and individuals understand and properly apply solicitor-client privilege in the context of access to information requests.

Do you have an article or case note that you would like to share? Would you like to participate in our working groups? Be sure to check out how below to get involved with our activities.

On behalf of your Section Executive, we thank you for your continued support of our Section and look forward to the balance of the CBA year.


Lorne Randa
Chair, CBA Privacy and Access Law Section


Annual Symposium

  • 18-19 October 2019. Our cutting-edge annual CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Symposium will be held in Ottawa. Last year we completely sold-out, so don’t wait too long to register for this must-attend event (a new 20% discount for groups of 5+ registrants from the same organization now available)!
  • If you have suggestions on potential topics or speakers, please let us know.


  • 13 June 2019. Fact-Check: GDPR, CCPA and Canadian Companies. We will be fact checking the application the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to Canadian Organizations.
  • 5 November 2019. Privacy and Political Parties.


The Section continues to monitor and contribute to a number of federal legislative activities.

Please contact us for more information on how to get involved.


With your help, the Section made the following submissions since our last update:

Check out other submissions here.


The Section is always looking for new member articles, now open access. Please send completed articles (300 to 1,000 words) to Laurel Gaylor.