In a Mondaq report, James Bond, Robert W. Pakrul and Eileen Vanderburgh look back at the November decision by the Supreme Court that Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) is unconstitutional and consider what will come next. “Varying degrees of scope of amendment could possibly be advanced to deal with the constitutional issues arising from PIPA's structure, which establishes a broad prohibition against any information collection, use or disclosure absent consent,” they write. Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton’s recommendation is “that the most appropriate scope of change is the narrowest one,” they write, citing her desire to “would preserve the delicate balance between freedom of expression rights, and legitimate privacy expectations of individuals, which PIPA is designed to protect.”
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