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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Privacy watchdog should get big teeth to fight cybercrime, Senate banking committee advises Senator Douglas Black

A Senate committee is recommending that Parliament give Canada’s privacy commissioner new authority to make binding orders and impose hefty fines on companies that fail to keep the private data of Canadians secure — reforms that have been opposed by the organized bar. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

All eyes on consequences of facial recognition technology facial_recognition_sm

Facial recognition has quickly developed from a crude platform to a sophisticated technology with a wide range of uses in the private sector. Individuals can now unlock their phone and pay for products with their face. Similar algorithms allow for your face to act as a ticket to an event and have been tested to spot shoplifters. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Nine new associates for Hicks Morley

Hicks Morley announced the hiring of nine new associates. Working out of the firm’s Toronto office are Amanda Cohen, Ashlee Common, Matin Fazelpour, Diana Holloway, Sarah Iaconis, Will McLennan, Kate Shao and Evan Taylor. Practising out of the Waterloo office is Nicholas Smith. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 2:57 PM

Bereskin & Parr adds two associates to computer technology practice group

Bereskin & Parr LLP announced the hiring of two associates, Paul Blizzard and Justin Philpott to the firm’s Toronto office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

Change policies on searching electronic devices at border: B.C. civil liberties group Meghan McDermott, B.C. Civil Liberties Association

Thousands of people cross the Canada-U.S. border every day, but it is likely most of them don’t know what rights border services agents have with regard to their smartphones and electronic devices. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

Use of facial recognition software at Calgary malls raises privacy concerns Giuseppina D’Agostino, Osgoode Hall Law School

It is a common occurrence to see people checking the directory in a mall to get the location of the most popular stores. But what is less well known is that some malls have begun using those directories to identify shoppers’ age and gender, and legal analysts are noting they are walking a tightrope in ensuring those scans are not violating people’s privacy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 12:10 PM - Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 3:09 PM

Canadian law schools embracing technological change with new courses, training OttawaU class

Law schools are changing. They’re adapting to the demands placed on them by students eager for technological training that will allow them to not just keep up with a world ever more dominated by the latest high-tech concepts and tools, but to be able to use those advances in their own careers as lawyers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

Surveillance, data control concerns persist as Sidewalk Labs’ smart city development takes next step Christopher Parsons

The development of a smart city community on Toronto’s waterfront may seem like a sci-fi scenario, but legal academics and researchers are raising real privacy, surveillance and data control concerns with Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs’ development plans. The two organizations took the next step to creating a smart city by signing a Plan Development Agreement (PDA) on July 31, which “governs the two organizations” as they develop the Quayside area. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Experts say 3D crime scene investigative technology offers benefits, challenges Caitlin Pakosh

From an objective view, it’s simple to say that 3D scanners can create accurate representation of a crime or accident scene, but from a subjective view, experts are still divided about their benefits and usefulness. ... [read more]

Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Take caution when exploring dark web, Internet symposium told  Mark Penner and Daniel Tobok

Despite the potential for confusion between similar sounding names, the deep web and the dark web are different online spaces, but lawyers should be familiar with both. ... [read more]