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Has your privacy gone up in smoke?

  • March 13, 2019
  • Margery Pazdor and Katherine Rusk

The use and sale of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. Legalization brought with it a number of notable legal concerns, with privacy becoming a headline issue that lawyers, consumers, and businesses need to keep in mind.

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Should I share this? Presenting children on their parents’ social media

  • December 04, 2018
  • Jesse Blackman

Our social media footprint is often a highly curated collection of information, ideas, and images that we hold close to our identity. Whether we’re attending an event on Facebook, Instagramming a workout routine, taking a Snap at a family gathering, or making a professional post on LinkdIn, our posts reflect something akin to the best version of ourselves.

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OPC reorganization – what does it mean?

  • May 22, 2018
  • David Young

Note: A version of this article originally was published on April 24, 2018 as “Office of the Privacy Commissioner reorganization and what it means” in The Lawyer’s Daily, an online publication of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

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Can they film it? CCTV and privacy legislation

  • April 23, 2018
  • Dylan Williams

Following the stabbing death of a nightclub promoter on Jan. 27, Vancouver City Council has faced calls to make the Granville Entertainment District safer.

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Managing cyber-risk

  • April 13, 2018
  • Shan Alavi

Risks, when left unchecked, can wreak havoc on unsuspecting individuals and organizations. This is particularly true with cyber-risk, but given the nascent cyber-risk insurance industry in Canada, the legal sector must learn to manage that risk by using various forms of insurance and risk mitigation strategies.

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Privacy breach litigation: Understanding the consequences for your organization

  • July 04, 2017
  • Howard Simkevitz and Danielle Wolfenden

Most organizations in the Digital Age find themselves the custodians of an increasing amount of personal information and/or personal health information. At the same time, privacy breaches are on the rise, and there is a growing number of potential plaintiffs seeking to recoup damages through what is an evolving area of tort law. Not surprisingly, therefore, privacy has become a hot topic on many organizations’ risk management agendas.

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Words truly matter

  • April 10, 2017
  • Gary Dickson

A recent investigation report issued by the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner draws attention again to the sloppy use of terminology in health organization policies and procedures. The Investigation Report 269-2016 & 303-2016 underscores a recommendation made by that oversight office in an earlier report relating to reliance on the non-statutory term “circle-of care” when discussing the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information.

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CSA guidance for the disclosure of cyber security risks and incidents

  • March 09, 2017
  • Roland Hung and Corinne Xu

Staff from the British Columbia Securities Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission, and the Autorité des marchés financiers recently reviewed disclosure documents provided by 240 issuers of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

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