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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 11:20 AM

Why you should care that law schools are close to flunking COVID 101 Teachher in front of virtual class

At the risk of sounding cliché, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about the practice of law and has accelerated the shift to online work dramatically. Despite the profession’s stubborn reluctance to change this year saw entire firms shifting online overnight and enormous progress in open conversations about work/life balance. The profession may not be quite as incapable of change as we may have thought last February. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 3:28 PM

Gowling associate joins board of Canadian Technology Law Association

Gowling WLG announced that Cindy Kou, a Toronto-based business law associate lawyer, has been nominated to the board of directors of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CTLA). The official vote took place during the CTLA’s annual general meeting. Kou began her two-year term as a director on the board on Dec. 15, 2020. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 2:53 PM

Why is Canada dragging its feet on blockchain policy? Stack of bitcoin in front of Canadian flag

The recent rallies in the price of both bitcoin and ethereum have created a renewed swelling of interest in the cryptocurrency space. Unfortunately, the government of Canada and provincial regulators in recent years have diverted their attention and efforts away from introducing regulations for blockchain technologies. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 14, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

Breaches without borders: Three things Canadians need to know about data safety Hooded man at computer

When a data breach occurs at a Canadian company that stores personal information about Canadian customers, that company is subject to the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) breach reporting provisions that went into effect in November 2018. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 12:37 PM

Law or journalism: In these troubled times, what matters more? | David Israelson

This new year brings a big anniversary for me, marking the time when I decided to work as a journalist rather than in law. If I were faced with the same decision today, I’m not sure what I’d do. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 8:35 AM

Federal government seeks input on modernizing public sector privacy legislation Pina D’Agostino, Osgoode Hall Law School

As the federal government moves forward with a major revamp of the legislation governing how personal data is handled by the private sector, it is also seeking input from Canadians on how to modernize the rules which govern its own use of private information. In November, the government opened a consultation on modernizing the Privacy Act, which regulates how federal public sector institutions collect, use, disclose, retain and dispose of personal information. ... [read more]

Monday, January 04, 2021 @ 8:36 AM

Alberta’s legislation on privacy and protection of personal information needs review: commissioner

Alberta’s information and privacy commissioner is calling on the provincial government to look at updating its legislation on the protection of privacy and personal information in light of the sweeping technological change brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and a movement to change similar legislation in other jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Monday, December 21, 2020 @ 10:16 AM

What no-deal Brexit could mean for Commonwealth Brexitclock

While Britain ponders a no-deal Brexit, and the implications for trade between the U.K. and other countries, one country potentially stands to benefit more than others: Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, December 21, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

Why your organization needs a privacy leader WomanWithFingerPrint

Organizations have increasingly been harnessing personal information (PI) to gain insight to drive decisions, improve efficiency and user experience. This not only brings greater opportunities but bigger risks as well. The need to protect PI has amplified with the steady increase of data breaches. This has led to enhanced data protection and privacy regulations globally and an increasing need for privacy specialists. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 10:42 AM

Cox & Palmer adds six associates to Halifax office

Cox & Palmer announced that Kelcie N. White, Jacob Che, Sarah Stevens, Ashley Dickey, Drew D. Ritchie and Michael M. Gallagher have joined the firm’s Halifax office as associates. ... [read more]