Thank you very much.
The Spencer ruling, which is supposed to be handed down this Friday, will definitely clarify the parameters, interpretation and application to the private sector of paragraph 7(3)(c.1) of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, or PIPEDA. We will then find out what disclosure parameters or requirements will apply to companies that disclose personal information to the police without a warrant.
In particular, this decision will clarify the relationship between paragraph 7(3)(c.1) and the immunity provision currently contained in the Criminal Code. This is relevant because the Supreme Court's ruling could impact the new provision that would replace the current one.