This July, Frank spoke at the National Criminal Law Program, Canada’s largest criminal law conference. In a Point/Counterpoint debate, he argued that the law as it currently stands is not doing enough to protect Canadians’ privacy. The talk touched on the lack of police oversight, the power of telcos and the increasing importance of protecting metadata from unjustified searches. Frank also spoke about how counsel and courts can assist unrepresented defendants – an increasing problem in the criminal justice system. Frank outlined tactical and creative ways to approach Rowbotham and Fisher applications and discussed emerging issues respecting the court’s powers in appointing amicus.