Katherine Barbacki

Associate | Montréal

514.871.5468

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Katherine Barbacki joined Miller Thomson in 2016 as a summer student and then as an articling student. As an associate, she focuses on the areas of real estate, cybersecurity and privacy law.

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Imran Ahmad and Katherine Barbacki present a webinar on “Practical Strategies for Avoiding a Cyber Breach”

Diligent preparation before a cyber breach occurs will go a long way in mitigating its financial, operational, legal and reputational impacts on an organization. But what specific governance and technology measures should organizations consider implementing? In this program, participants will...

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Upcoming Mandatory Breach Notification Refresher

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

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

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

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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Links in the blockchain: Creating smarter contracts

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In a 2016 World Economic Forum report, it was suggested smart contracts based on blockchain technology could potentially codify financial agreements in a shared platform and guarantee execution based on mutually agreed conditions. This would significantly reduce manual efforts required...

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California Passes New Privacy Law

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

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

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

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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Canada-U.S. Trade War? Canada Retaliates with New Tariffs on U.S. Goods

On June 29, 2018, the Canadian Government announced that it would implement countermeasures in response to what it called “unjustified tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products.” These countermeasures are in direct response to the United States imposing tariffs on...

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