Invasion of Privacy in the Context of an Investigation: Does it Render Evidence Inadmissible in Canadian Civil Proceedings?

Tamara Hunter, Associate Counsel, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Alexis Kerr, General Counsel, Fraser Health Authority

As information becomes an ever-increasingly valuable commodity and, some would argue, as personal information becomes the most highly valued subset of that commodity, organizations are becoming all too familiar with some of the potential consequences of a breach of privacy or data protection law. It seems every week we see new media headlines relating to information security breaches, resulting class actions and complaints to privacy commissioners. Savvy organizations know that the biggest consequence of a privacy breach can be a loss of consumer trust, and, with that loss, damage to brand, reputation, and often share value.

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Canada Privacy Healthcare November 2015 Vol. 9, No. 33, Autumn 2015

Tamara Hunter


Tamara Hunter is a member of the firm's litigation group. She practises in the areas of freedom of information and privacy law, administrative law and professional regulation law. She acts for a variety of professional regulatory bodies on matters involvi

Alexis Kerr


Alexis Kerr is General Counsel and Director, Legal Services and Integrated Risk Management for the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Fraser Health in 2007, she practised commercial litigation and Freedom of Information

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP


DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm with over 4,200 lawyers operating in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. With 7 offices and 260 lawyers across Canada, we have deep roots in the Canadian and international

Canada Privacy Healthcare November 2015 Vol. 9, No. 33, Autumn 2015

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