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Bill C-26: A strengthening of Canada’s cyber security through mandatory reporting of cyber incidents

June 20, 2022 | David Krebs, Jessica Modafferi

MT Cybersecurity Blog

With the continuing threats posed by cyber criminals, state sponsored attacks, and other cybersecurity issues, the Canadian government has taken steps in line with those recently taken by the US government in order to protect and maintain oversight over critical...

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A double-take on double-tracking: Takeaways from the privacy investigation into the Tim Hortons’ app

June 9, 2022 | Danny Alcorn, Titli Datta

MT Cybersecurity Blog

A recent investigation report into Tim Hortons, co-authored by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC“), Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, and Office of the Information and Privacy...

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A foul ball to the head: No negligence established under the Occupier’s Liability Act

June 2, 2022 | Fareeha Qaiser, Caitlin VanDuzer

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction The British Columbia Court of Appeal, in Rivers v North Vancouver (District), 2021 BCCA 407, considered a negligence claim brought pursuant to the common law and British Columbia’s Occupiers Liability Act (the “Act”). In doing so, they clarified what...

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Federal Commissioner tables recommendations for privacy law reform

May 25, 2022 | David Krebs, Titli Datta

MT Cybersecurity Blog

In the context of the Canadian Government’s plans to replace the current federal private sector privacy legislation in Canada – The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (the “PIPEDA“), the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “OPC“) has...

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French data protection authority fines health software provider €1.5M for failing to protect personal information

May 17, 2022 | Titli Datta, David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Cybersecurity attacks, data security, and privacy breaches are no longer confined to the technical and esoteric discussions of lawyers, IT professionals, and privacy communities but rather over the past two years have become part of “coffee row” and “water cooler”...

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British Columbia Court of Appeal comments on the test for want for prosecution applications

March 30, 2022 | Fareeha Qaiser, Caitlin VanDuzer

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction The Court of Appeal for British Columbia (the “Court of Appeal”), in Drennan v Smith, 2022 BCCA 86,  provided significant commentary on want for prosecution applications and warned of possible changes to come. Mr. Tyler Drennan (the “Appellant”) appealed...

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Ontario Court of Appeal confirms modern approach to cost awards in estate litigation: McGrath v. Joy

March 3, 2022 | Alexander Swabuk, Arjun Gandhi

MT Estate Litigation Blog

On February 10, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the “Court”) released its decision in McGrath v. Joy, 2022 ONCA 119. In this case, the applicant challenged the validity of a holograph will written shortly before the testator committed suicide...

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Privacy Commissioners take stance against collection of biometric data

January 7, 2022 | David Krebs, Amanda Cutinha

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The collection (and over collection) of personal information, cybersecurity incidents, and data breaches have never been more topical. Advancements in technology have led to greater global interaction and allowed for commercial efficiency in a time of limited connection. With advancements...

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The Supreme Court of Canada addresses promissory estoppel in the insurance context

November 29, 2021 | Karen L. Weslowski, Caitlin VanDuzer

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction In the recent decision of Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada considered the application of the doctrine of promissory estoppel in the context of a...

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Case Commentary: Nelson (City) v. Marchi, 2021 SCC 41 – The Supreme Court of Canada clarifies the distinction between core and non-core policy decisions

October 26, 2021 | Karen L. Weslowski, Caitlin VanDuzer

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction In the recent decision of Nelson (City) v. Marchi, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the law with respect to what constitutes a “core policy decision” rendering a government or public authority immune from liability.  In this particular case,...

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