Paper – Open Court and Confidentiality, 2014
On May 23, 2014, Laurie Letheren was a panellist at the Ontario Bar Association’s 2014 Annual Update on Human Rights. The topic of discussion was on the privacy issues that arise from the practice of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to post its decision on the publicly accessible CanLii website. The presentation raised the question of whether, in our digital age, courts and tribunals should be rethinking their approaches to the “open courts principle”. The presentation was based on the paper Laurie Letheren had written with Natalie MacDonnell, an Osgoode Hall law student. The paper “Open Court and Confidentiality: Can there be a Balance in Light of our New Media Age? can be accessed below.