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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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Important changes made to B.C.’s FIPPA to facilitate cloud computing

  • March 13, 2020
  • Keri L. Bennett

The British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act provides that personal information in the custody or control of a public body must be stored and accessed in Canada and disclosed only as permitted by the express provisions of FIPPA.

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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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