Alberta Privacy Law Violates Unions' Rights, High Court Says

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 5:40 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that the province of Alberta's privacy law is unconstitutional because it unfairly restricts unions' ability to collect and use personal information on individuals during a lawful labor strike, and gave lawmakers a year to overhaul the legislation.

In a unanimous ruling, the nine justices agreed with the Alberta Court of Appeal's April 2012 ruling that the province's Personal Information Protection Act fails to strike a constitutionally acceptable balance between the interests of individuals to protect their personal data for...
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