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Thursday, April 02, 2020 @ 11:55 AM

Ryerson Innovation Zone seeks budding entrepreneurs for free online program

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Ryerson University announced that it is receiving applications for the second cohort of Concept Framework: a free, interactive online, six-week part-time program that helps future entrepreneurs understand how to turn their innovative idea into a proof of concept. Applications close on April 14. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 12:20 PM

Courts can learn to modernize through COVID-19 crisis, experts say Trevor_Farrow_sm

Courts relying on the news media to provide openness after barring the general public from proceedings during the COVID-19 outbreak has cast light on the justice system’s lack of progress in using social media and technology to stay accessible, legal minds say. ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 3:16 PM

Canada’s border guards not documenting device searches, says lawyer Cyndee_Todgham_Cherniak_sm

A recent statistic on the number of personal electronic devices being searched at Canada’s border is “understated” due to officers often failing to complete paperwork required for such inspections, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 9:36 AM

Canadians can’t trust police using facial recognition responsibly: legal expert Michael_Karanicolas_sm

The Mounties not consulting Canada’s privacy commissioner before using facial recognition technology “speaks to a broken system of privacy protection,” says a legal mind from the Ivy League. Michael Karanicolas, a resident fellow and privacy expert with Yale Law School, says it is “immensely troubling” that the public and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) only became aware of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s use of facial recognition technology (FRT) after it was reported by news media. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 2:37 PM

Recent developments in police use of high tech for personal data collection Facialrecognition_sm.jpg

The issue of the use of video technology by police has been in the news recently. ... [read more]

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 9:41 AM

Firms team up to offer enterprise cybersecurity crisis response offering

Ernst & Young LLP (EY Canada), Norton Rose Fulbright and Provident Communications Inc. announced that they have joined forces to launch a comprehensive data breach crisis response offering providing enterprise clients with a single, fully integrated source for cybersecurity, legal and crisis communications expertise. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 10:49 AM

New partner, associate for DLA Piper in Vancouver

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Mike Reid has joined the firm as a partner and Maneesha Dakha has joined as an associate. Both will work from the Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 1:50 PM

Innovating with the innovators: Law firms see value of working with startups | Shane Murphy

With digital technology widely predicted to be a key driver of the Canadian economy in the decades to come, it’s not surprising to see law firms jostling to attract the next generation of Canadian technology companies. In the process of attracting and serving these clients, law firms are embracing innovative changes to their service delivery models, billing practices and use of technology. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Robot justice: China’s use of Internet courts Robotscales

Would it scare you if I said that China has been doing this since 2017? In December 2019, China has announced that millions of legal cases are now being decided by “Internet courts” that do not require citizens to appear in court. The “smart court” includes non-human judges, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and allows participants to register their cases online and resolve their matters via a digital court hearing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 2:29 PM

East Coast privacy commissioners’ unity on facial recognition a good thing: legal scholar Michael_Karanicolas_top

An Ivy League legal mind says it was a “smart move” for Atlantic Canada’s privacy commissioners to give a unified warning about facial recognition technology and its “slow drift” toward becoming a “serious threat” to people’s privacy. ... [read more]