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Canada lags behind European countries in recognizing the Right to be Forgotten

A recent decision by Germany’s Constitutional Court that a convicted murderer has the “Right to be Forgotten” highlights the latest development in EU Privacy Law. It also underlines how far behind Canada is in addressing these legal issues. Germany’s highest court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht (shortened to BVerfG), overturned a lower court’s decision about a man convicted of murder in 1982 and released in 2002. The lower court held that the public interest outweighed the man’s right to privacy. The BVerfG disagreed and held that courts should decide on a case by case basis whether sufficient time has elapsed to justify the ... [more] Full article


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Jacob Millar

Jacob Millar

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Jacob Millar is a versatile lawyer who as a law student and articling student has gained experience in civil and criminal litigation and administrative matters in Ontario, Nova Scotia and the U.K. As an associate with the firm, Jacob represents and advises clients in all manner of commercial disputes and competition law matters.

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