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Privacy prevails: The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision regarding IP address privacy

March 19, 2024 | David Krebs, Amanda Cutinha, Jayme Millar

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On March 1, 2024, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R v Bykovets, finding that IP addresses attract a reasonable expectation of privacy.  Accordingly, corporations should take note that they have no legal obligation to provide the […]

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Officer and director liability for cybersecurity breaches: Canadian implications of the SolarWinds case

March 19, 2024 | David Schnurr, David Krebs, Jayme Millar

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Facts With the continued prevalence of cybersecurity threats and the many times associated consequences of business interruption, reputational damage, personal data breaches, disclosure of confidential and proprietary information, as well as loss of revenue, it comes as no surprise that […]

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New guidelines on Québec privacy policies

February 1, 2024 | Alexandre Ajami, Jessica Modafferi

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Québec’s Act respecting the protection of personal information in the privacy sector (the “Private Sector Act”) underwent significant amendments which came into force on September 22, 2023, impacting all businesses that collect, hold, use or communicate personal information throughout the […]

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Practical steps to help your business prepare for Canada’s new privacy legislation: Quebec’s law 25 and proposed federal Bill C-27

January 16, 2024 | David Krebs, Alissa Ricioppo, Alexandre Ajami, Jaclyne Reive

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Canadian privacy laws are changing – here are some practical steps to help businesses adapt to Quebec’s Law 25 and proposed federal Bill C-27. On April 24, 2023, Bill C-27, also known as the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022[1], passed its second reading at the […]

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EU Artificial Intelligence Act: A groundbreaking agreement shaping the future of AI Regulation

January 9, 2024 | David Krebs, Jonathan Tong, Maryam Zargar, Garhet Maze

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On December 9, 2023, a provisional agreement on the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act”) (“Provisional Agreement”) was reached between the Council presidency and the European Parliament. This groundbreaking Regulation aims to ensure the safety of AI systems in the […]

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Legal insights: Upholding forum selection clauses in insurance cases

November 23, 2023 | Jasmine de Guise

MT Insurance Law Blog

This case concerns a legal dispute involving Avantys Health Inc., an international medical insurance company (the “Insurer”) and its insureds, an American couple residing in Florida (the “Insureds”). For the purpose of this article, we will discuss the Court of […]

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Current status of AI policy developments in Canada and abroad

November 23, 2023 | David Krebs, Amanda Cutinha

MT Cybersecurity Blog

Ever since generative artificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies have been adopted on a large scale by both businesses and private users in 2023, regulators appear to have increased the speed and intensity of their efforts to propose regulations targeted at the […]

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BC Supreme Court adds defendant to action after expiration of limitation period

September 29, 2023 | Caitlin VanDuzer, Michael Hanuman

MT Insurance Law Blog

Introduction The BC Supreme Court recently considered the issue of whether a party could be added as a defendant to an action after the relevant limitation period had expired. Background facts In Stiller v Parsons, 2023 BCSC 872, the plaintiff […]

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Broker negligence and relief from forfeiture: Court finds no coverage for late-reported claim under excess “claims made and reported” professional liability policy

September 28, 2023 | Vanessa De Sousa, Maya Cheaib

MT Insurance Law Blog

In Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus v Royal & Sun Alliance Ins. Co. (“Kestenberg”), the Ontario Superior Court addressed an insurance dispute where an insured party failed to properly inform their insurer of a claim due to their broker’s negligence. The insurance […]

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Privacy regulators issue joint statement: Understanding the risks and responsibilities surrounding data scraping

September 14, 2023 | David Krebs, Garhet Maze

MT Cybersecurity Blog

On August 24, 2023, 12 international privacy and data protection authorities, including the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the UK Information Commissioner, released a Joint Statement  on data scraping and data protection (the “Joint Statement”). ‘Data scraping’ is an […]

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