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Tuesday, December 07, 2021 @ 8:28 AM

Former B.C. privacy commissioner joining Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie announced that former U.K. information commissioner Elizabeth Denham will be joining the global law firm. Her term at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) came to an end in November 2021. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 02, 2021 @ 10:35 AM

Hacking, security for lawyers, part two Hacker with Newfoundland flag

The hacking of Newfoundland’s health-care system is the latest cyberattack of a major organization in Canada. And it won’t be the last. Universities, transit commissions and financial institutions have all been hacked. Earlier this year an attack on Colonial Pipeline, which supplies almost half the fuel to the east coast of the United States, was hit with a ransomware attack. It resulted in an emergency declaration for 11 different states and only when a ransom of US$5 million was paid were the company’s files unlocked. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 02, 2021 @ 10:30 AM

Be careful when considering payment after ransomware attack, lawyers warn Darren Reed, Fasken

The phenomenon of taking something and holding it for ransom has moved far beyond kidnapping crusading kings or the sons of famous aviators to one where information and data is the brass ring to reach for. And legal experts are saying there are a number of factors that companies must consider before deciding to pay to get their data back. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 @ 9:40 AM

Hacking, security for law firms NewfieHacker

The cyberattack on the Newfoundland and Labrador health-care system has been called the worst in Canadian history, with possible implications for national security. The attack, which appears to be a case of ransomware, delayed thousands of medical appointments and procedures. Ransomware occurs when hackers get control of a system, and this can include sensitive data, and they return it after you pay a ransom. ... [read more]

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]