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    As the leading personal injury lawyers in Toronto, we’re here to help you navigate the stressful moments following a car accident to make sure your rights and well-being are protected. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you should contact our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers for the experienced representation you need.
    For more information about the actions below, or for a free consultation, reach out to our Toronto-based firm. Our legal team are here to help you understand your rights after a car accident has occurred.
    Call The Police
    Record as Much Information as You Can
    Notify your Auto Insurance Company
    Get in Touch with a Lawyer Immediately
    Seek Medical Attention
    Attend the Necessary Assessments and Rehabilitation Treatments
    Find out Whether You Have Other Health Insurance Coverage
    Save and Organize a Copy of Every Document
    Monitor and Record all the Ongoing Changes in Your Health
    Make Sure there is no Information on Social Sites
    Furthermore, the Office identified therein several avenues to align privacy and personal information protection legislation with new information technologies. In his introductory message, Commissioner Daniel Therrien’s conclusion on the topic is telling: «Now is the time to instill confidence in Canadians that new technologies will be implemented in their best interest and not be a threat to their rights. Now is the time to reform Canada’s critically outdated privacy laws.»
    Although the Office of the Commissioner’s annual report includes a detailed analysis of PIPEDA and the Privacy Act, this bulletin will focus on the developments on the issue of consent. Consent is generally recognized as the «cornerstone» of Canada’s privacy laws. As such, organizations must, in accordance with PIPEDA, and subject to certain exceptions, obtain the individual’s consent prior to collecting, using, or disclosing his/her personal information. However, recent technological advances (big data, the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, etc.) are making it increasingly difficult to obtain «free and informed» consent from individuals.
    Against this background, the authors (in their personal capacity) submitted a brief on the issue entitled: «Consent and Privacy: Look at the Past, Prepare for the Future», in response to a discussion paper issued by the Office of the Commissioner in May 2016. In addition, we also participated in one of the five round tables held by the Office, to put forward our recommendations.
    The Office has since consolidated the findings of its extensive consultation and the annual report sets out a clear position on consent. Many of the positions set forth by the Commissioner are consistent with the above brief submitted by the authors, especially the following points: