LAWS 2220 ‑ Privacy Law


This course is designed to expose students to a wide variety of legal issues that arise in the field of privacy. It will provide students with an opportunity to explore what privacy is, to examine how laws protect or invade privacy, and to examine other legal interests which compete with privacy interests. Topics covered may include: privacy legislation; tort and Charter protections; the roles of Federal and Provincial Privacy Commissioners; privacy rights in a variety of spheres, e.g. home, public space, workplace and healthcare service delivery; the role of technology vis-à-vis privacy; and the effects of post 9/11 security legislation on privacy.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Major paper. Class participation and in-class presentations may also make up a portion of the grade.
Restrictions: None.