Google LLC v. Canada (Privacy Commissioner), 2023 FCA 200

Justice Gleason; Justice Webb; Justice Laskin - 2023-09-29

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Is the operation by Google LLC of its search engine, Google Search, excluded from the application of Part 1 of PIPEDA, because it involves the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information for journalistic, artistic, or literary purposes and for no other purpose? On a reference by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Federal Court (2021 FC 723) answered that question “no”. … For the reasons set out below, I would not accept Google’s submissions and would dismiss this appeal.

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Canadian Intellectual Property