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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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Receiving a Data Breach Notification – Commissioner’s Guidance for Individuals, Lessons for Organizations

September 25, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As reported by numerous previous articles, Canada’s federal data breach notification laws have been in effect since Nov 1, 2018, and require all organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) to report to the federal...

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Event Announcement – Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 12, 2019

The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law

CANADA’S OUTDOOR FARM SHOW – September 10 – 12, 2019 (Woodstock, Ontario) Miller Thomson LLP is again looking forward to being a part of the 26th annual Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Please come by our booth to say hello or ask...

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No Jurisdiction at the LAT for Arbitration Proceedings: Commenced but not Completed at FSCO

September 10, 2019 | Helen D.K. Friedman

MT Insurance Law Blog

The transition of the forum for Statutory Accident Benefits disputes from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (“FSCO”) to the Licence Appeal Tribunal (the “LAT”), effective April 1, 2016, was not as seamless as anticipated and continues to be the...

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Cybersecurity Risks in Medical Devices – Health Canada Adopts Guidance Document

August 27, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Cybersecurity and data breaches are topics of high concern for Canadians. As discussed in previous blog articles, data breaches in Canada, North America and Europe have illustrated how financially motivated hackers and human error can put personal data at risk,...

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Data Breaches, GDPR Fines, and Transborder Transfers – the Challenges of Assessing Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk

August 16, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Data breaches, steep fines under GDPR, and changing requirements for transborder data transfers are just a few of the headline-making issues in the first half of 2019.  It has been anything but quiet for cybersecurity and privacy professionals or organizations...

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Commercial Transactions and All-Risks Coverage

July 31, 2019 | Chris T.J. Blom

MT Insurance Law Blog

How can a commercial transaction be the subject of indemnity under an all-risks policy? In Heart Zap Services Inc. v. Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2019 ONSC 3667 the plaintiff, Heart Zap Services Inc., received an order from Dr. Thomas Hardy for 25...

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Impact of Recent GDPR Enforcement on Privacy Due Diligence in M&A

July 25, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

In our last blog article, we discussed the British data protection authority’s (“ICO”) announcement to impose large fines on British Airways and Marriott Hotels for separate large-scale data breaches affecting those businesses. In this article, we will turn our minds...

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GDPR Shows its Teeth – UK Pursuing Record Fines for Data Breaches, Emphasizes Accountability

July 11, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

If there was any question as to the willingness of EU data protection authorities to pursue significant monetary penalties for violations of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), this past week has surely put those uncertainties to rest. The...

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