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Privacy law applies to Google results, judge says in ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A federal judge says the results of Google searches are covered by the law governing how companies handle personal information, a victory for people seeking a digital “right to be forgotten”. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien referred the matter to the Federal Court after a man alleged Google was breaching Canada’s privacy law by prominently displaying links about him when his name is searched.

Thousands gather at funeral for Toronto officer killed in the line of duty

Several thousand police officers from across the country gathered in Toronto on Monday to say goodbye to an officer who died in the line of duty. The funeral for Const. Jeffrey Northrup got underway at the BMO Field stadium in downtown Toronto following a procession made up of officers on foot, horseback and in a marching band.

RCMP investigating two areas over possible cause of fire that destroyed Lytton, B.C.

Investigators in British Columbia have zeroed in on two areas of interest for the cause of a fire that razed the village of Lytton. RCMP said in a news release Monday that investigators completed a “fulsome search” of an area near Lytton that is about one kilometre in radius. A two-kilometre area in the nearby community of Boston Bar was also searched where physical and digital forensic evidence was collected and witnesses were interviewed.
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Police who prey

An expose into a predator in uniform. What happens when the protector becomes the perpetrator. By Matthew H. Logan. » Read now
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Ontario to spend $32 million more on addictions services each year

Ontario plans to spend an additional $32.7 million each year to bolster addiction services across the province, an investment that comes as the government says the stresses of the pandemic have led to a spike in problematic drug use. » Read now

United Nations official warns digital technologies open areas for attack

The United Nations (UN) disarmament chief warned Tuesday that digital technologies are lowering barriers to malicious intrusions and opening potential areas for governments, armed groups, terrorists and criminals to carry out attacks, including across international borders. » Read now

Canadian Human Rights Commission weighs in on vaccine passports

The Canadian Human Rights Commission confirms it has engaged in “informal discussions” about vaccine passports with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at a time when experts and advocates are debating how to safely reopen Canada’s borders and economy while respecting privacy and human rights. » Read now

CACP Annual General Meeting

Location: Virtual
Date: August 9, 2021
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116th CACP Virtual Annual Conference

Location: Virtual
Date: August 23 – 24, 2021
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IACP 2021

Location: New Orleans
Date: September 11 – 14, 2021
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Canadian Police & Peace Officers Memorial 2021 Commemoration

Location: Windsor, Ont.
Date: September 26, 2021
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