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Alberta to amend its main privacy law this fall to comply with Supreme Court

January 29, 2014 - 10:06 AM

EDMONTON - Alberta plans to amend its main privacy law this fall to comply with a Supreme Court of Canada judgment that found the legislation unconstitutional.

In a unanimous ruling in November, the high court struck down the entire Personal Information and Privacy Act and gave the province one year to bring the law in line with the Charter of Rights.

The case focused on freedom of political expression and involved a union that took photographs and video of people crossing a picket line during a strike.

An official with Service Alberta says the government is to introduce amendments to the law during the fall session of the legislature.

The official says the changes will focus on unions and picketing, but won't involve a general review of the 10-year-old law this year.

Under Alberta law, a special committee of the legislature must begin a comprehensive review of the privacy act by July 15, 2015.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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