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Privacy & reputation

Your rights relating to privacy and protecting your reputation.

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Defamation: Libel and slander

Defamation: Libel and slander

The law of defamation protects a person’s reputation from harm that is unjustified. Learn what kinds of communication are considered defamatory, as well as the defences to a defamation action.

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Freedom of information and protection of privacy

Freedom of information and protection of privacy

Increasingly, organizations — both private and public — are collecting your personal information. Learn about the laws allowing you to access this information and limiting how it can be used.

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