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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

Facebook data scandal raises stakes for PIPEDA overhaul facebook_data_sm

On Feb. 28, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics published its report of the review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The committee’s report focuses on responding to technological change. However, in light of the current Facebook data “scandal,” the question is, can the law ever keep pace with technology? ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

Gowling WLG teams up with blockchain company

Gowling WLG has formed what it is calling a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Decentral Inc. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 2:28 PM

Clark Wilson expands team

Clark Wilson LLP has taken on three new members. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 3:22 PM

Borden Ladner Gervais names client innovation partner

John Godber has a new role at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). ... [read more]

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Software pilots measure balance of risk versus reward Carla Swansburg

It seems like every day a new technology offering hits the market that promises to automate legal tasks or make them more efficient in some other way. Often they’re marketed with terms like artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

Media giants win injunction in copyright infringement case against website  François Guay

A number of Canadian communications giants have won the latest round in their copyright infringement case against a website that offers access to media players and other software that they say can be used to illegally access their content. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:36 PM

Technology slowly coming to Ontario’s court system Christopher_Johns_and_Chantelle_Spagnola

Progress is being made to modernize Ontario’s court system, even if that progress seems to be happening at a less-than-rapid pace. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:33 PM

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench revamps website

Legal professionals in Alberta who have been on the Court of Queen’s Bench's public-facing website since its redesign was revealed earlier this month have been given a sneak peak of what the court’s internal site will be like after it is revised. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Toronto law firm to take cryptocurrency payments Geoffrey Cher

The decision of a law firm to accept cryptocurrency as a method of payment is a somewhat of a necessity. Geoff Cher, a partner at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, a Toronto-based business transactional law firm, said the firm has clients of both sides of the fintech equation. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

Canadians concerned over ‘growing risks to their reputation’ in an online world: privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien

Canadians need better protection against online reputation harm, says the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). ... [read more]