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RBC v. Trang: When is "highly sensitive" financial information not that sensitive?

OBA Privacy and Access to Information Law Newsletter

The Supreme Court of Canada has provided guidance to financial institutions holding otherwise “highly sensitive” information to determine when that information is somewhat less sensitive, such that it can be disclosed. The short answer, as provided in detail in the recent decision of Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, 2016 SCC 50 (CanLII), is that it depends on the context of the disclosure request.

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