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Facebook's New Digital Currency
On June 19, Facebook announced plans to launch a new digital currency, Libra, which will allow users to make online payments via digital
Canada
17 Jul 2019
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Biometric Identification And Privacy Concerns: A Canadian Perspective
Advancements in technology have greatly expanded the types of biometric information that we are readily able to collect from individuals, as well as the ways in which such biometric information can be used.
Canada
24 May 2019
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OPC Proposed Change Equal To Legislative Change Without Legislative Process
On April 9, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced it was looking to change their position on trans-border flow of personal information.
Canada
23 May 2019
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Data Breaches – What Will Cost You And What Will Save You Money
For the last number of years, Ponemon Institute has published reports on data breaches. The latest report, "2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview" (the "Report"), is worth the read.
Canada
13 Feb 2019
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GDPR - Impact On Canadian Business Obligations, Liability And Contract Terms
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect nearly nine months ago on May 25, 2018.
Canada
8 Feb 2019
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Come On, They're Children!
A few days ago, a friend forwarded on the Slashdot story about Facebook paying individuals, ages 13-35, $20/month to essentially spy on them. The story is all over the Internet, apparently.
Canada
6 Feb 2019
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The Press Freedom Paradox In R. v. Vice Media: The Supreme Court Of Canada's Review Of Press Freedoms Versus The Investigative Powers Of Police
On November 30, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in R. v. Vice Media Canada Inc., a case many describe as pitting press freedoms against the investigative powers of police
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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The Press Freedom Paradox In R. v. Vice Media: The Supreme Court Of Canada's Review Of Press Freedoms Versus The Investigative Powers Of Police
On November 30, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in R. v. Vice Media Canada Inc., a case many describe as pitting press freedoms against the investigative powers of police.
Canada
18 Dec 2018
9
The Power Of Sport
A couple of decades ago, I was a Canadian national team athlete.
Canada
9 Nov 2018
10
GDPR Now In Force Has Worldwide Reach
The General Data Protection Regulation was implemented on May 25, 2018.
Worldwide
25 Jun 2018
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Equifax Breach - The Breach That Will Keep On Giving
At this point, if you haven't heard of the Equifax data breach, it could only be because you have rightfully been glued to the coverage of (or living through) Hurricane Irma, Harvey or Jose.
Canada
5 Oct 2017
12
Ontario Court Of Appeal Established New Privacy Rights – Utility Consumption Data And Grow Ops
If you are a utility monitoring consumption data, think twice before providing any of that information to the police. You may need to ensure the police first provide you with a warrant or other judicial authorization specifically ...
Canada
25 Aug 2017
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With All Eyes Turned To CASL, Is Anyone Paying Attention To GDPR?
In early June, the Government of Canada came to its senses by suspending the provision of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation ("CASL") that would have enabled a private right of action to be brought as of July 1, 2017.
Canada
7 Aug 2017
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Protection Of Rights In Canada And International Comity
On the one hand, the Supreme Court's decision provides comfort for Canadian businesses whose intellectual property is being infringed by overseas competitors.
Canada
24 Jul 2017
15
Cyber Security, Risk, Response and Cyber Insurance
Relying on cyber infrastructure to operate has become fundamental to most businesses.
Canada
20 Jul 2017
16
Forum Selection Clauses In Canada: Enforceability In Consumer Contracts May Be An Issue After Recent Supreme Court Of Canada Decision
A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision has created uncertainty for businesses who rely on forum selection clauses in consumer contracts, particularly those online contracts which are not negotiated.
Canada
17 Jul 2017
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July 1, 2017 – Private Right Of Action Under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) – The Day Businesses Shake Their Head
Potential damages of up to $1 million per day may be imposed. I refer to the blog by Aaron Baer "Are You Compliant With Canada's Anti-Spam Law? If Not, Expect Lawsuits Starting on July 1 of This Year."
Canada
10 Mar 2017
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Will Trump Trump Privacy?
A lot of inflammatory statements were thrown around during the campaign leading up to the U.S. election on November 9, 2016.
Canada
8 Dec 2016
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Supreme Court Of Canada Rules With A Bout Of Common Sense In Interpreting Privacy Laws
The Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") issued a judgment today interpreting Canada's private sector privacy laws in a manner that was rife with common sense.
Canada
22 Nov 2016
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"Sport At The Service Of Humanity" – Can Sport Change Society?
World leaders in business, sport and faith will gather at the Vatican from October 5-7, 2016, to discuss how a partnership among these three elements of society can effect positive societal change.
Canada
3 Oct 2016
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