‘Guidance on Application of PIPEDA to Google Search’

“In the context of investigation of a complaint under PIPEDA the Privacy Commissioner of Canada sought a reference to determine several preliminary issues. The claimant claimed Google violated PIPEDA when certain links to news articles pertaining to him arose in a search using the Google search engine. Google had taken the position that PIPEDA did not apply to Google, either, firstly, since the search service was not a commercial activity within the meaning of Section 4(1)(a) of PIPEDA, and, secondly, if PIPEDA did apply then Google was excused since it was carrying out a journalistic activity that is excluded under Section 4(2)(c) of PIPEDA …” (more)

[Martin Kratz, Slaw, 5 August]

First posted 2021-08-05 18:00:37

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