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Information Technology


Thursday, June 02, 2022 @ 2:51 PM

Tim Hortons app tracked user movements even when closed, privacy commissioner finds

Tim Hortons has promised further reforms after Canada’s privacy commissioner found that users of the coffee shop chain’s app had their movements tracked and recorded every few minutes of every day, even when the app was not open. ... [read more]

Monday, May 30, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

When artificial intelligence meets class action suits Robot reading a book

Any lawyer or law firm will tell you how much time and effort a class action can take. The 2016 settlement in the Volkswagen emissions scandal led to a US$14.7-billion payout involving almost half a million diesel car owners. In 2008 the Enron securities fraud resulted in US$7.2 billion being awarded to 1.5 million individual and institutional investors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 2:54 PM

Canada submits request to join Digital Economy Partnership Agreement

Canada has submitted a formal request to begin negotiations to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA). ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 5:57 PM

Huawei, ZTE face ban of products and services from Canada’s telecoms systems

Chinese-owned telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE Corporation may have their products and services banned for use in Canada following a security review, the federal government has announced. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 5:09 PM

Genome Canada launches Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative

Genome Canada has launched a $30-million Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative to invest in genomic research and innovation in order to reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s food production system. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 1:43 PM

Role of artificial intelligence for everyday business Airbot

Robert Kepes, a principal of Morris Kepes Winters LLP which is a boutique firm at 390 Bay St. in the middle of Toronto’s financial district, says he is seeing increased traffic nowadays as people gradually return to the office. He and his two partners are now back on-site on a full-time basis, but he says the building which is home to many law firms remains by his estimation about three-quarters empty. ... [read more]

Monday, May 02, 2022 @ 12:12 PM

No satisfactory explanation why law on cellphone searches at border has not been introduced: court Michael Nesbitt, University of Calgary faculty of law

Parts of Canada’s customs legislation as it relates to searching a personal digital device like a cellphone or laptop computer at the border is no longer in effect in two provinces after court decisions struck it down as unconstitutional, but legal observers are saying the government’s proposed solution to the issue may not pass legal muster either. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 11:03 AM

Cloud based management, confidentiality in legal system cloud computing

The pandemic has pushed many industries into the digital space — with digital transformations taking centre stage among the various technology trends of the last few years — and yet there still exist some sectors that are lagging behind the pace of some of the more forward-thinking industries. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 14, 2022 @ 9:17 AM

The metaverse: Not just fun and games | Howard Winkler

The metaverse is here but it is not just fun and games. That is why lawyers need to prepare for the unique legal issues that will arise in this digital landscape. ... [read more]

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 12:55 PM

Alberta ‘energy war room’ not public body under provincial privacy law, commissioner rules

Alberta’s privacy commissioner has ruled the province’s government-funded “energy war room,” which was set up to promote Alberta’s oil and gas industry, is not subject to provincial privacy legislation. ... [read more]