New Internet Torts: A Guide for Alberta Advocates

Date: November 17, 2021

Location: Calgary

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In ES v. Shillington, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently recognized the new tort of public disclosure of private facts. This is the latest in a series of emerging invasion of privacy torts in Canada, including the new torts of internet harassment and “publicity placing person in false light.” This timely program features exceptional faculty who will get you up to speed on this rapidly developing area of law, and its implications for Alberta advocates.

Internet harassment, cyberbullying and the publication of intimate images without consent can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, minors and other vulnerable members of society are often victimized online. As the law evolves in response to ever-changing forms of online misconduct, it is important for advocates to keep pace with what rights and remedies are available to victims.

Whether you maintain a tort, privacy, personal injury or class actions practise, or you want to stay informed about these new torts as a concerned member of the profession and society at large, this is one program you will not want to miss.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Time: Noon – 1 p.m. (MT)


You Will Learn:

  • The latest updates on cases and legislation addressing online misconduct
  • Practical considerations for bringing and defending new internet torts
  • Common evidentiary issues with internet-based cases
  • The implications of new invasion of privacy torts for class actions

Can’t join live for this lunch-and-learn? Not to worry, your registration includes access to the archive recording for 30 days following the program. Register here.