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Leaving Big Brother off the hook

  • March 17, 2021
  • Horia Tabatabaei Soltani

Proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act a missed opportunity to address issues surrounding facial recognition.

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Recent trends in cybersecurity

  • December 03, 2020
  • Imran Ahmad, Ellie Marshall, John Lenz, Natalie LaMarche and Haley Puah

Familiarizing ourselves with the types of cybersecurity threats is necessary to avoid or at least minimize the impact of cyber attacks. Canadian organizations should be prepared to spend 2021 reviewing new regulatory requirements and updating their cybersecurity incident response plan accordingly.

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Canada's C-11 gamble

  • December 01, 2020
  • Danielle Miller Olofsson

Europe is serious about data protection, Danielle Miller Olofsson explains, but it’s also serious about imposing its standards on trading partner. If Bill C-11 is not found adequate, Canadian businesses will pay the price.

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The evolving distinctions between Canadian and foreign privacy law

  • November 19, 2020
  • Chantal Bernier

Canada’s privacy regulatory framework is characterized by a principles-based, rather than rules-based, approach, putting on the shoulders of organizations accountability for its implementation; and by an ombudsman model providing recommendations rather than exercising enforcement powers. This distinctiveness is about to fade to give way to a new Canadian model. We explore here the general new convergences and divergences between Canadian and foreign privacy law.

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Recent trends in Canadian privacy litigation

  • November 19, 2020
  • Chloe Snider

This article addresses the trends that have emerged as privacy litigation has increased: (1) class actions; (2) the development of the common law privacy torts; and (3) privilege issues relating to expert reports prepared following data breaches.

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