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GDPR Turns One, eh? Current Impact on Canadian Businesses and the Road Ahead

May 21, 2019 | David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The one-year anniversary of the European General Data Protection Regulation (”GDPR”) has nearly arrived, and there is much buzz about the impact, the level of compliance of European organizations and what lies ahead. This article will explore GDPR’s current impact...

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Canadian Transborder Data Transfers: OPC Releases Supplemental Discussion Document

May 15, 2019 | David Krebs, Luanne Schlosser, Eric S. Charleston

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we discussed in a recent blog post on this important issue, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) last month announced its intention to interpret the “transfer” of personal information as a “disclosure” rather than a “use”...

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Pensions and Benefits: The Importance of Good Drafting

May 13, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

Clear and concise drafting are key to the administration of any pension or benefit plan. In this post, we review two recent cases which highlight the challenges employers may face when plan terms are not clear. Ontario Superintendent of Financial...

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2019 Ontario Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

April 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario government released its 2019 Budget: Protecting What Matters Most (the “2019 Budget”) and introduced for first reading the related Bill, Bill 100, Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 (“Bill 100”). There were...

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Moving the Goalposts for Canadian Data: Federal Privacy Commissioner Changes Position on Cross-Border Transfers

April 18, 2019 | Luanne Schlosser, David Krebs

MT Cybersecurity Blog

A high profile data breach involving a US company, Equifax Inc.[i], and its Canadian subsidiary, Equifax Canada Co., along with the coming into force of the European Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), appear to be the driving forces behind the Office...

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2019 Federal Budget: Impact on Pensions and Benefits

April 11, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

On March 19, 2019, the Canadian government released its 2019 Federal Budget: Investing in the Middle Class (the “2019 Budget”). There are a number of provisions related to pensions and benefits in the 2019 Budget. In this post, we highlight...

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For Better or For Worse: Postnuptial Agreements and Intervention By the Court

April 10, 2019 | Joanna Harris

Family Law Blog

Postnuptial agreements are an increasingly popular method for spouses to protect their wealth from future claims from a separated spouse as a result of relationship breakdown. A postnuptial agreement is a form of marriage contract that is negotiated and signed...

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What Exemption? – Pitfalls and Stumbling Blocks in CASL and Privacy Compliance

April 5, 2019 | David Krebs, Jacey Safnuk

MT Cybersecurity Blog

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) has been with us now for five years and it has been over 15 years since the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) came into force. Then why is CASL and privacy compliance...

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Benefits Update: OHIP+ and Employment Insurance Act Changes

March 25, 2019 | Kim Ozubko

A.M. Pension Blog

OHIP+: Reduction in Coverage As discussed in an earlier post, effective January 1, 2018, the Ontario liberal government introduced OHIP+. OHIP+ is a program that covers the cost of more than 4400 drug products under the Ontario Drug Program for...

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Data Breach Reporting Obligations in Saskatchewan

March 14, 2019 | David Krebs, Jacey Safnuk

MT Cybersecurity Blog

As we have written about in previous articles, data breach notification is now mandatory in Canada for the private sector in all jurisdictions where this was not already the case (e.g Alberta under the Personal Information Protection Act). Data breach...

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