Are our cellphones violating solicitor-client privilege?

Are cellphones violating solicitor-client privilege? Probably. Solicitor-client privilege requires confidentiality between lawyers and their clients. But this confidentiality could be violated by our cellphones. For example, we are frequently downloading apps onto our cellphones. These apps often gain access to our camera, contacts, microphone, and location. It is not a far stretch to see how an … Continue reading Are our cellphones violating solicitor-client privilege?

Hopkins v Kay, Court of Appeal Decision

The Ontario Court of Appeal released today (February 18) its decision from the December hearing. The appeal dealt with the jurisdiction of the Superior Court to hear “a common law claim for breach of privacy” in a hospital. The Ontario Court of Appeal stated in its decision that “there is no merit to the suggestion that the … Continue reading Hopkins v Kay, Court of Appeal Decision

Hopkins v Kay: Court of Appeal Hearing

(counsel Ian Matthews and Heather Douglas) In Hopkins v Kay, the plaintiffs allege “that approximately 280 patient records of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre were intentionally and wrongfully accessed by the Hospital, Sir Sanford Fleming College and seven employees of the Hospital without the consent of the patients”. http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2014/2014onsc321/2014onsc321.html The Court of Appeal hearing dealt mainly … Continue reading Hopkins v Kay: Court of Appeal Hearing