November 01, 2016
Privacy expert Molly Reynolds was recently sought by the Law Times on an article on the increase in legal actions surrounding privacy breaches. Below is an excerpt of the article.
The lengthy conditions attached to use of Wi-Fi, online services and the downloading of applications and programs is commonly known to often go unread. And how companies use the information they’ve essentially been given is attracting attention. The practice of programs that use customer information to provide more relevant ads on web sites raises the issue of meaningful consent.
“That’s something I think we’re going to see a lot more in the coming years because of the new uses of information: Big Data, analytics, they’ve been targeting customers in a customized way,” says Molly Reynolds, a privacy lawyer focusing on litigation and advisory work with Torys LLP in Toronto.
For more on the issue of cybersecurity and governance in the age of data breaches, read our article “All Hands on Deck: Mitigating Cyber Attacks”.