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Canada’s First AI Act Proposed

Lisa R. Lifshitz business law today On June 16, 2022, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (“Minister”) tabled the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (the “AI Act”), C...
Jul 13, 2022
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Roland Hung It’s no secret that the world is becoming increasingly data-driven, and the business world is no exception. The ability of a business to effectively s...
Jul 7, 2022
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No Coffee Breaks from Privacy Compliance - A Cautionary Tale for App Developers

Roland Hung and Ida Sherkat In an effort to engage with customers on a deeper level, companies are increasingly investing time and resources into developing and improving their m...
Jul 4, 2022
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Proposed Privacy Bill Introduces Fines and New Requirements for Private Organizations

Lisa R. Lifshitz, Roland Hung and Cameron McMaster After a hiatus of almost two years, the Canadian Government has finally recommenced its long awaited overhaul of existing federal private sector priva...
Jun 21, 2022
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Legislative Update: Bill C-26 Introduces New Requirements for Federally Regulated Industries

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster On June 14, 2022, the Minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino, introduced into Parliament the first reading of Bill C-26, An Act respecting cyberse...
Jun 17, 2022
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Legal iGaming Comes to Ontario!

Lisa R. Lifshitz ABA Business Law Today On April 4, 2022, Ontario became the first province in Canada to regulate online gambling, legalizing what was previously a grey market in this space....
May 5, 2022
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Blockchain: Opportunities and Legal Considerations

Roland Hung, Lisa R. Lifshitz and Olivia Veldkamp Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that is most widely known for its application with Bitcoin. Despite this claim to fame, blockchain techn...
Apr 20, 2022
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Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion Does Not Extend to Hacked Companies

Roland Hung and Abdul-Baasith Javed Recently, in Winder v. Marriott International, Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has reaffirmed its opinion regarding the limits of liabilit...
Mar 21, 2022
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Co- author, "Same, Same, but Different: Uncommon Law(s) When Doing Business in Canada"

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster Director’s Technology Handbook: Tips and Strategies for Advising Corporate Directors (published by the American Bar Association in May, 2021)
May 12, 2021
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Privacy of Personal Information: The Issue of the Decade

Journal of Automotive Arts, January/February 2006
Apr 22, 2021
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Cloud 3.0: Best Practices for Privacy and Security

Lisa R. Lifshitz Osgoode Professional Development, Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Summit (March 10, 2021) (Toronto)
Mar 10, 2021
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Think before you click! New cyberthreat assessment published

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In November 2020 the Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity (“Cyber Centre”) issued its second National Cyberthreat Assessment document (the “Report”), whi...
Dec 16, 2020
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Proposed Canadian Privacy Bill Introduces Fines and New Requirements for Private Organizations

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster Business Law Today The Canadian government’s long-awaited overhaul of existing federal private-sector privacy legislation finally arrived on November 17, 2020, with the ...
Dec 2, 2020
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Increased Web Page Accessibility Requirements for Private and Non-Profit Organizations in Ontario Come into Effect in 2021 and AODA Accessibility Report Due Date Extended

Shreya Patel and Cameron McMaster The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) is a legislation designed to ensure that businesses, spaces and workplaces are mo...
Dec 1, 2020
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Proposed Privacy Bill Introduces Fines and New Requirements for Private Organizations

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster The Canadian Government’s long awaited overhaul of existing federal private sector privacy legislation finally arrived on November 17, 2020 with the f...
Nov 19, 2020
Article

Attention, mall shoppers: your data is being collected!

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer On Oct. 28 the Federal Privacy Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioners of Alberta and British Columbia (collectively, Regulators) unveiled findings...
Nov 18, 2020
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Legal and Ethics Checklist for AI Systems

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Cameron McMaster The SciTech Lawyer Despite the significant benefits that AI systems can offer users and society in general, any organization deploying an AI system must protect core val...
Nov 3, 2020
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Class dismissed: CRTC finds OneClass in violation of Canada’s anti-spam legislation

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer On September 30 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which is tasked with enforcing Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation ...
Oct 21, 2020
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Clouds without borders: the dangers of non-localized cloud contracts

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer It’s an exciting time in your organization. Your business has completed its due diligence and has found the perfect service provider, located in anoth...
Sep 23, 2020
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Faceoff! UK appellate court finds police use of facial recognition technology contravenes laws

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In what has been described as one of the world's first successful legal challenges to police use of facial recognition technology, on Aug. 11 the UK C...
Aug 28, 2020
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