Alberta's Privacy Cop To Contest Union's Surveillance Tactics

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT) -- Alberta, Canada's privacy overseer said Monday that she will appeal an Alberta court's ruling that the province's personal information statute is unconstitutional because it opposes the right to expression of a union that videotaped people who crossed a picket line.

Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton said she would ask the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal's April ruling that the province's Personal Information Protection Act should not have been applied to the union's conduct.

“The decision impacts the...
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