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Mandatory Breach Draft Guidance Released

September 21, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Kathryn M. Frelick, Alexia Magneron

On September 17, 2018, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) published its draft guidance about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards (“Draft Guidelines”).  The OPC is seeking public comments as it readies itself for a November 1,...

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Getting Privacy Due Diligence Right

September 14, 2018 | Imran Ahmad

Increasingly, a key asset that organizations hold is the sensitive data they collect, use and retain about their customers, employees and suppliers. It is, therefore, no surprise that data security and privacy compliance have become a top-of-mind consideration for organizations...

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Upcoming Mandatory Breach Notification Refresher

September 7, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki, Alexia Magneron

In keeping with the global movement towards increased data protection legislation, as evidenced by the recent enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe and similar legislation adopted in California and Brazil,  Canada will (as of November 1,...

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Brazilian GDPR Comes into Force

August 31, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

On August 14, 2018, less than three months after the coming into force of the European General Data Privacy Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the President of Brazil sanctioned, with partial veto, bill PLC 53/2018, which regulates the protection of personal information...

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Legal Considerations of Blockchain Technology

August 24, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki, Oleg Stratiev

Commonly known as Bitcoin’s underlying technology, blockchain is widely discussed but poorly understood. According to an HSBC global survey, 80% of individuals who have heard of “blockchain” said they do not understand it. While the technology has the potential to...

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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Says Public Profiles Are Private

August 17, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki, Alexia Magneron

On June 12, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) [1] released its report [2] into Profile Technology Ltd.’s (“Profile Technology”) use of “publicly available” Facebook profiles. The OPC concluded that Profile Technology had not obtained the necessary consents from individuals...

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California Passes New Privacy Law

July 30, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

As of January 1, 2020, organizations around the world who process personal data of California residents will be required to comply with the new provisions of the California Civil Code, as amended by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018...

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Implicit Waiver of Privilege

July 20, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

Overview Solicitor-client privilege and litigation privilege are a fundamental component of our justice system. Solicitor-client privilege is intended to provide “full, free and frank communication between those who need legal advice and those who are best able to provide it,”...

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Google c. Equustek: la saga continue

July 13, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

L’été dernier, la Cour suprême du Canada[1] confirmait la décision de la Cour suprême de la Colombie-Britannique[2] d’accorder une injonction interlocutoire mondiale contre Google. Ladite injonction ordonnant à Google de prendre les mesures quant à la désindexation mondiale de tous...

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Meaningful Consent Under PIPEDA

July 6, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

As part of its effort to “breathe life” into the way consent under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) is obtained, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, along with the Offices of the Information and...

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