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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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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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