skip to main content
In the News
Nov 20, 2018

Lisa Lifshitz speaks to Bloomberg News about how legal Canadian cannabis sales are spurring data privacy concerns

Bloomberg News View original

Canadian marijuana sellers have attracted more than new customers now that their product is legal.

A recent data breach at an Ontario online retailer shows the real risks to cannabis sellers who don’t protect consumer data. The Ontario Cannabis Store announced Nov. 1 that delivery information was accessed for approximately 2 percent of its users—roughly 4,500 orders.

Lisa Lifshitz, chair of our Technology, Privacy & Data Management Group and Emerging Technology Groups, told Bloomberg News  that “Marijuana companies need to ensure they don’t collect more data than needed.”

To read the complete article, visit the Bloomberg News website

Related News

Firm News

Torkin Manes shortlisted by Chambers Canada for the 2019 Regional Law Firm of the Year Award

Torkin Manes is honoured to be shortlisted by Chambers & Partners in the category of Regional Law Firm of the Year for the 2019 Chambers Canada Aw...
Aug 13, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to The Globe and Mail regarding the ongoing situation at CannTrust

Shares of CannTrust Holdings Inc. dropped 22 per cent on Wednesday, a day after The Globe and Mail reported both CannTrust’s chairman and chief ...
Jul 25, 2019
In the News

Matt Maurer speaks to CTV News about CannTrust’s response to Health Canada regarding their unlicensed crops and how they could count as ‘illicit cannabis’

The fate of CannTrust Holdings Inc. is in Health Canada’s hands after the cannabis company formally responded to the regulator’s finding that it was g...
Jul 23, 2019