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Thursday, November 25, 2021 @ 1:22 PM

Applicants sought for Ontario digital fellowship program

The Ontario government is now accepting applications for its Digital and Data Innovation Fellowship Program. Individuals accepted into the program could be placed on the Courts Digital Transformation Initiative at the Ministry of Attorney General. ... [read more]

Monday, November 22, 2021 @ 1:22 PM

Canada, European Commission partner to examine use of digital credentials

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, announced that Canada has partnered with the European Commission to “examine the use of digital credentials.” ... [read more]

Friday, November 12, 2021 @ 8:59 AM

Ontario tables right to disconnect, Bosses in Portugal can't text you after work People Pulling Plug

The Ontario government is introducing new legislation that would require employers with 25-plus employees to develop workplace policies permitting their employees to disconnect after office hours and requiring employers to meet certain expectations about response times to e-mails. The legislation would further encourage employees to implement out-of-office notifications, outside of work hours. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 11:08 AM

Alarm bells raised about proposed changes to B.C.’s freedom of information and privacy laws Daniel Reid, Harper Grey LLP

The British Columbia government has unveiled new legislation to update the province’s public sector freedom of information and privacy legislation, but several privacy and civil liberties groups are raising concerns that the changes will actually hinder access to information if it is implemented. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 9:29 AM

BLG announces new partner for cybersecurity, privacy group

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) welcomed Eric Charleston to the firm as partner in the cybersecurity, privacy and data protection group. ... [read more]

Friday, October 08, 2021 @ 1:06 PM

The grinch that stole Halloween | Marcel Strigberger

This was not Mark Metzger III’s day though it should have been. The Galveston, Texas, lawyer who values humour wanted to lift the gloomy doom mood in the midst of a threatening storm and so he dressed up in a costume of the Halloween film murderous character Michael Myers and walked along the beach, mask, fake knife, phony blood and all. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 @ 3:25 PM

New partner for INQ Law

INQ Law announced that Ira Parghi is its newest partner. ... [read more]

Friday, October 01, 2021 @ 2:32 PM

Proof of vacillation not required | Marcel Strigberger

Vaccination certificates or no vaccination certificates? That is the question. I can readily understand the proponents of each side of the debate. After all our government has mandated proof of vaccination requirements which may restrict our rights to proceed with normalcy. I’ll bet these mandates may also violate our rights and freedoms under the Charter. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 1:05 PM

Citizen Lab report highlights data collection during COVID-19, privacy law reform Chris Parsons, The Citizen Lab

On Sept. 28, the Citizen Lab released a “preliminary comparative analysis” of how various “information technologies were mobilized in response to COVID-19 to collect data” and the “extent to which Canadian health or privacy or emergencies laws impeded the response to COVID-19.” The report also highlights the “potential consequences of reforming data protection or privacy laws to enable more expansive data collection, use, or disclosure of personal information in future health emergencies.” ... [read more]

Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 9:57 AM

New public disclosure of private facts tort in Alberta covers more than intimate images: law prof Emily Laidlaw, University of Calgary

An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judge has recognized the existence of a “public disclosure of private facts” tort in Alberta for the first time, a move which legal observers are saying offers hope not only for people who have had their intimate images shared on the Internet but also to those who may have had other forms of personal information sent out into cyberspace. ... [read more]