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Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 9:41 AM

Firms team up to offer enterprise cybersecurity crisis response offering

Ernst & Young LLP (EY Canada), Norton Rose Fulbright and Provident Communications Inc. announced that they have joined forces to launch a comprehensive data breach crisis response offering providing enterprise clients with a single, fully integrated source for cybersecurity, legal and crisis communications expertise. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 10:49 AM

New partner, associate for DLA Piper in Vancouver

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Mike Reid has joined the firm as a partner and Maneesha Dakha has joined as an associate. Both will work from the Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 1:50 PM

Innovating with the innovators: Law firms see value of working with startups | Shane Murphy

With digital technology widely predicted to be a key driver of the Canadian economy in the decades to come, it’s not surprising to see law firms jostling to attract the next generation of Canadian technology companies. In the process of attracting and serving these clients, law firms are embracing innovative changes to their service delivery models, billing practices and use of technology. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Robot justice: China’s use of Internet courts Robotscales

Would it scare you if I said that China has been doing this since 2017? In December 2019, China has announced that millions of legal cases are now being decided by “Internet courts” that do not require citizens to appear in court. The “smart court” includes non-human judges, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and allows participants to register their cases online and resolve their matters via a digital court hearing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 2:29 PM

East Coast privacy commissioners’ unity on facial recognition a good thing: legal scholar Michael_Karanicolas_top

An Ivy League legal mind says it was a “smart move” for Atlantic Canada’s privacy commissioners to give a unified warning about facial recognition technology and its “slow drift” toward becoming a “serious threat” to people’s privacy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 8:51 AM

DLA Piper adds technology partner in Vancouver

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Ryan Black has joined the firm ‎as partner in the Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 02, 2020 @ 5:53 AM

Université de Montréal AI initiative seeks to improve access to justice Karim Benyekhlef

Nearly a decade after co-founding Cyberjustice Laboratory, a hub that analyzes the impact of technologies on justice while developing concrete technological tools that are adapted to the reality of justice systems, Karim Benyekhlef and Fabien Gélinas have set their sights on artificial intelligence (AI). ... [read more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 2:37 PM - Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

SCC rewrites standard of review framework for administrative law in landmark trilogy Aubin Calvert

In a bid to enhance clarity, predictability and access to justice in a muddled area of law that impacts many Canadians, seven of nine judges of the Supreme Court of Canada have collaborated to devise a new standard of review framework which emphasizes that courts should presumptively exercise deference when overseeing administrative decision makers, while also retaining “limited” scope for correctness review. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 1:26 PM

Autonomous vehicles and collection of personal data Autonomous car with data

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to reduce human error and increase driver safety. In order to do so, these vehicles must collect a driver’s personal data. But what does this mean for individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents? ... [read more]

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 10:32 AM

New business law partner, associate for Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG announced that Marc Tremblay and Stefan Nasswetter have joined its business law group as a partner and associate, respectively, based in the firm’s Montreal office. ... [read more]