CLTS Researchers Release Best Practices to Improve Privacy for Legal Apps

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2019

CLTS Faculty members Dr. Teresa Scassa, Dr. Amy Salyzyn, Prof. Jena McGill and Dr. Suzanne Bouclin have publicly released “Improving Privacy Practices for Legal Apps: A Best Practices Guide”, a new handbook for developers and practitioners.

Professors Salyzyn, Scassa, McGill and Bouclin have now completed their research, funded by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), to create a set of best practices about privacy for legal apps used by the public. Their final report to the OPC titled “Improving Privacy Practices for Legal Apps: A Best Practices Guide”, was submitted in March 2019 by the OPC.

 

 

These researchers have also written a peer reviewed article that examines the challenges of drafting a model of privacy sectoral code for legal apps used by the public and the lessons learned in that process: "Developing Privacy Best Practices for Direct-to-Public Legal Apps: Observations and Lessons Learned", forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.

 

Download the pre-print version of the paper

 

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