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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 11:31 AM

Law commission makes recommendations for Ontario’s proper handling of AI Nye Thomas, executive director of the Law Commission of Ontario.

The Law Commission of Ontario is calling on the province’s government to create legislation, provide direction and engage public stakeholders when developing its Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Framework initiative. The LCO recently released a report containing 19 recommendations for Ontario’s government and how it should guide the use of AI by provincial public bodies — specifically, the province’s justice system. ... [read more]

Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 1:57 PM

The case for self-hosted wallets in face of global regulations Padlocks on network

On Dec. 9, 2018, Gerald Cotten, CEO of Canada’s then-largest cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX passed away, taking with him $215 million worth of the exchange’s client assets. After QuadrigaCX’s demise, roughly 17,000 creditors, primarily consisting of everyday Canadians, lost most of the assets provided to QuadrigaCX’s “custodial” or “hosted” cryptocurrency wallet. ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 4:42 PM

Canada will invest $3 million to support international tech entrepreneurs in Ontario

Canada has announced $3 million in funding to help bring 100 global startups to Canada and create 180 jobs in the technology sector in southern Ontario. ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 1:46 PM

Competition Bureau launches free tool for procurement agents to guard against bid-rigging

A Collusion Risk Assessment Tool for procurement agents to use in protecting contracts from bid-rigging is now available, the Competition Bureau has announced. ... [read more]

Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 11:41 AM

New federal privacy bill outlines rules for personal data use, AI in private sector Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne

Ottawa has unveiled long-awaited rules for the use of Canadians’ personal data by the private sector, which includes the power to request information be destroyed, hefty fines for non-compliance and new provisions governing the use of artificial intelligence. The Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022, also known as Bill C-27, would advance the implementation of Canada’s digital charter by replacing the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) with a new Consumer Privacy Protection Act. It follows up on the original Digital Charter Implementation Act, which was introduced in 2020 but later died on the order paper when the 2021 federal election was called. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 4:58 PM

CRTC fines Bell Canada $7.5 million for violations of Telecommunications Act

Bell Canada has been fined $7.5 million by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for three violations of the Telecommunications Act, the CRTC has announced. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 2:18 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 @ 3:37 PM

Debate in Ontario over whether online gambling will cause more addiction Michael Cameron, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Lawyers and experts are divided over whether Ontario’s legalization of online gambling will lead to increased rates of addiction. ... [read more]

Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 5:33 PM

Cybersecurity risks to businesses show no signs of abating: report

Cybersecurity attacks in 2022 remain a viable threat to Canadian organizations and businesses of all sizes, according to the Third Edition Canadian Cybersecurity Trends Study 2022 released by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP this week. ... [read more]

Monday, June 06, 2022 @ 11:38 AM

Quebec justice system in crisis, legal experts say Catherine Claveau

The Quebec justice system, buckling under the weight of years of chronic underfinancing, is stricken by such a serious manpower shortage that hardly a day goes by without a trial, a preliminary inquiry or a sentence being delayed or postponed, an untenable situation that could lead to “significant harm” to the public and undermine faith towards judicial institutions, warn top legal officials. ... [read more]

Friday, June 03, 2022 @ 1:44 PM

Anti-racism data law will ‘shine a light’ on barriers in government programs: B.C. attorney general B.C. Attorney General David Eby

B.C.’s anti-racism data legislation is now law. ... [read more]