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Getting it right: Using consumer-facing AI tools wisely

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer The use of artificial intelligence technology can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the growing ability of AI machines and algorithms to make ...
Jun 5, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Bill 188 Amendments to PHIPA

Sahil Razdan In light of the global COVID-19 crisis, majority of the world and its businesses have instantaneously inherited the need to become more digital. While...
May 29, 2020
May 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lawyering in the time of pandemic

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In July ​I wrote a column for Canadian Lawyer in which I argued that, as a basic tenet of our profession, Canadian lawyers should actually be required...
May 7, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cybersecurity in the time of pandemic

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer As we hunker down in our home offices and try to protect ourselves from the ravages of COVID-19, it is worth remembering that, in addition to the thre...
Apr 6, 2020

Online ticket seller faces the music on extra fees

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer On February 13 the Competition Bureau struck another blow against so-called “drip-pricing” ticket-selling tactics when it slammed the deceptive online...
Mar 6, 2020

IP Addresses No Longer Protected in Alberta

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In a surprising decision, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta recently held in R. v. Bykovets that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in ...
Feb 12, 2020

Beware the Zombie Software!

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer January 14th marked the end of Microsoft’s support for its Windows 7 product. Why is this date important? Because, following this date the software jo...
Jan 22, 2020

Connecting the right way this holiday season

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer ‘Tis the season to spend lavishly on gifts for friends and family, and no doubt many of the year’s hottest purchases will include so-called “smart” de...
Dec 11, 2019

How to Work Successfully in the Cloud: Removing the Cloudy from Cloud Technology

Lisa R. Lifshitz Speaker, Annual Digital Open Government Forum: Digital Disruption-Disrupt to Innovate? Lisa Lifshitz spoke at the Annual Digital Open Government Forum in Ottawa on November 26, 2019. The forum was focused on digital disruption and e...
Nov 26, 2019

PIPEDA mandatory breach notification provisions turn one

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column How times passes when you’re having fun. The provisions of Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electr...
Nov 11, 2019

Ethical Open Source: Is the world ready?

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Given its incredible popularity in the marketplace, there is no question that many software developers (and their respective companies) today see grea...
Oct 15, 2019

California now has toughest law in U.S. for the collection of personal information

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column If you work at a company that engages in cross-border transactions involving consumers, including in California, brace yourself – some additiona...
Sep 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Canada

Lisa R. Lifshitz and Myron Mallia-Dare Chapter author in Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines: Understanding A.I. and the Legal Impact How will the law change to accommodate the role of artificial intelligence in society and how much of that change has occurred already? When machines ...
Aug 20, 2019

Cyber Security and Personal Data

Myron Mallia-Dare Moderator, World Legal Summit, Toronto
Aug 1, 2019

Autonomous Machines

Myron Mallia-Dare Panelist, World Legal Summit, Toronto
Aug 1, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Senate Report Urges Action On Open Banking

Myron Mallia-Dare and Ben McLaughlin Torkin Manes LegalPoint In June 2019, the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (the “Committee”) released its report on open banking, entitled...
Jul 25, 2019

A Fine Mess: the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office's proposed GDPR fines

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column The calm of the lazy, hazy July summer was recently shattered by two announcements from the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office that sent a s...
Jul 15, 2019

Tech competence should be required

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Magazine — IT Girl Column With data breaches making news almost daily, I was not surprised by a recent survey by Robert Half Legal that found that 87 per cent of 150 full-time ...
Jul 3, 2019

Combatting cyber threats: CSE releases new baseline cybersecurity controls

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column On April 5, 2019, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security released the Baseline Cyber Security Controls for Small and Medium Organizations intended to ...
Jun 17, 2019

Federal Court makes clear: Website scraping is illegal

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer Online — IT Girl Column As a general rule, we all know it is not a good idea to scrape content from a website, yet some companies persist in this behaviour contrary to law an...
May 13, 2019

The Privacy and Security Challenges of New Technologies

Lisa R. Lifshitz PLI Privacy and Data Security Law Conference, May 6, San Francisco and June 7, Chicago  
May 6, 2019
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