shutterstock_204697267By Olivia Gile, University of Ottawa

The Federal Court recently interpreted the undefined exemption for “journalistic purposes” under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”, or the “Act”’). This exemption applies to organizations that collect, use or disclose personal information for journalistic purposes only. The courts applied the exemption narrowly, and only organizations that inform the public on matters of public interest may benefit from it. Continue Reading The “Journalistic Purposes” Exemption for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information