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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Tables Annual Report, Calling for Human Rights-Based Overhaul of Privacy Laws

January 10, 2020 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On December 10, 2019, Commissioner Therrien presented his office’s 2019 annual report to Parliament, which was later followed by a press release highlighting key aspects of and views expressed in this latest report. Unsurprisingly, the need for privacy law reform...

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Clarity in Claims against Adjusters in their Personal Capacity

December 13, 2019 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

A recent decision of Justice Perell (Burns v. RBC Life Insurance Co., 2019 ONSC 6977) provides some welcome clarity on the issues of whether insurance adjusters owe a duty of good faith to an insured independent of any duty owed...

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Pre-judgment Interest on General Damages

December 10, 2019 | Chris T.J. Blom

MT Insurance Law Blog

In 2015 the Ontario Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.C.18 was amended to provide that Rule 53.10 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, R.R.O. 1990, which calls for pre-judgment interest at 5%, no longer applies to cases involving car accidents. The...

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“Once More Unto the (Data) Breach”…Looking back at Twelve Months of Mandatory Breach Notifications

November 26, 2019 | David Krebs, Hasith Andrahennadi

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As described in numerous previous articles over the course of 2019, the past year saw an unprecedented number of breach notifications in Canada. In Europe, under the scrutiny of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”), there were a whopping 89,200...

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Implementing Privacy by Design

November 26, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

“Privacy by design” (“PbD”) is not a new concept but one that has been receiving increasing attention and legal clout in Canada, Europe, and around the world. Broadly speaking, it requires designing a system or process in a manner that...

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Pensions: An Update from FSRA and Ontario Bill 132

November 7, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

With the return of the Ontario government on October 28th came the introduction of Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019 (“Bill 132”). Bill 132 is an omnibus bill that includes amendments to a number of Ontario...

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Practical Strategies for Responding to a Cyber-Attack

November 1, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The author would like to thank the co-author of this article, Claudiu Popa[1], for his contributions and expertise in this area. Organizations across industry sectors are learning to recognize just what cyber-attacks look like, as Canadian companies are experiencing dozens...

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Pensions: An Ontario Update

October 16, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

With the Ontario government soon to return from its summer hiatus, the A. M. Pension blog also returns. In this post, we highlight some of the developments in the area of pensions law in Ontario over the summer and early...

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Moving Back the Goalposts – Federal Commissioner Confirms a Transborder Transfers of Personal Data Remain a “Use”

October 1, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Six months after it started, the consultation process on the proper treatment of transborder personal data transfers has now closed. On September 23, 2019, the Federal Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) confirmed that transborder transfers of personal data will remain a “use” of...

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Cannabis and Co-operatives – A Traditional Business Model in a New Agricultural Sector

October 1, 2019 | Mary Childs

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

Co-operatives are an important part of Canada’s agricultural sector and they offer a useful business structure for small and medium-sized growers in the developing cannabis industry.  Producer members of a co-operative can pool resources and share profits through their ownership...

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