Matt Malone, ‘On the (Data) Breach of Confidence’

… This case comment focuses on another type of dispute – one where courts have been far more equivocal in their approach – where parties have sought to assert the breach of confidence for wrongs occurring in online relationships: data breaches. Focusing on Tucci v Peoples Trust Company, this comment scrutinizes the reading of the breach of confidence that Canadian courts have been making in the context of data breaches, and contends that this reading ignores the essence and promise of this cause of action to instill trust in online relationships that are threatened when data breaches occur …

Matt Malone, On the (Data) Breach of Confidence, 2021 58-4 Alberta Law Review 945, 2021 CanLIIDocs 1662,

First posted 2021-07-19 10:00:01

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