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TECHNOLOGY

Innovations in technology touch virtually every corner of our lives. In today’s global, digital business landscape, top-tier organizations use technology and artificial intelligence to recreate themselves to retain a competitive edge – making AI and information technology an extremely competitive space. For companies that invest valuable time and capital innovating, the financial stakes can be incredibly high. No matter what industry you are in or what products you deliver, evolving technologies are a catalyst to economic growth. With zero carbon emissions being the global goal by 2050, identifying technology solutions to reduce the carbon footprint is big business. Across industries, clean technology companies are bringing sustainable energy and clean technology solutions to market to reduce the toll on the environment.

Leaders who develop technology and industry leaders who use technology to improve their product and service offerings look for law firms they can trust to successfully navigate the legal complexities behind quickly bringing products to market. McMillan LLP’s Technology team of lawyers are reputed for their strategic legal and business acumen, their extensive knowledge of laws and regulations that govern commercialization, and their ability to quickly build top tier teams to get to the end goal efficiently. Tell us about your vision. We’ll get you there.

Many technology lawyers at McMillan have worked in IT themselves, giving them an in-depth understanding of the links between highly technical issues and the laws and regulations that govern commercialization. We help companies of all sizes across sectors successfully navigate the myriad of legal complexities so they can effectively bring their technological innovations to market. Our clients include a full range of technology industry players, including emerging and established hardware and software companies, outsourcing firms, networking and other IT service providers who specialize in data management and security. McMillan also has lawyers who specialize in e-commerce, blockchain and fintech as well as aeronautics, biotechnology and life sciences. No matter what industry you’re in, we’re the legal partner you need to succeed.

EXPERTS IN LAW, BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

McMillan’s Group of Technology Lawyers help  technology companies, and companies introducing technology products and services specific to their industry, at every stage of development.  If you’re at the beginning of your innovation journey, we have vast experience building entity structures, ensuring your intellectual property is protected and helping secure financing through angel or venture capital investments. We also facilitate optimal growth through public offerings, joint ventures, licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and, when necessary, dispute resolution.

In addition to deep industry knowledge, all McMillan lawyers work hard to maintain a trusted network of professional peers. Our technology lawyers have invaluable contacts in the investment, regulatory and technology communities, enabling us to provide a full range of services to virtually every applied technology sector. We are also the only Canadian law firm with a government relations arm, McMillan Vantage Policy Group, equipping us with the ability to better understand and even help shape the regulations that govern the sector. Whether you’re a privately owned company intent on leading the way through innovation, a company seeking to go public, or a mature enterprise navigating consistent shareholder and stakeholder scrutiny, we can help.

McMillan helps technology players lead in their industry by:

  • Negotiating licensing and distribution arrangements
  • Advising on venture capital, debt or equity financing arrangements
  • Negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and Initial Public Offerings
  • Drafting licensing agreements, contracts, and technology transfer agreements
  • Drafting professional services agreements related to technology implementation projects
  • Drafting employment agreements and structuring option plans to protect ownership of technology
  • Litigating intellectual property and technology ownership disputes
  • Advising on regulatory issues such as privacy

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Featured Insight

Public Consultation Related to Proposed Amendments to the Trademarks Regulations in Canada

Public consultations on proposed amendments to the Canadian Trademark Regulations are underway. Please see this bulletin for more information.

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Dec 7, 2022
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Privacy, Technology and Cybersecurity Issues in Tech Transactions

Full evaluation of a target's privacy, technology and cybersecurity compliance in due diligence is critical for transactions involving technology companies.

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Dec 6, 2022
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The Exclusion of Intrusion Upon Seclusion: Ontario Court of Appeal definitively determines that “Database Defendants” cannot be held liable for intrusions committed by third-party hackers

The Court of Appeal for Ontario released a trio of decisions that materially impact the viability of class actions following a data breach.

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Dec 1, 2022
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OSC Signals Concerns about Gamification of Investing

The OSC cautions trading platforms about the use of gamification to incentivize investment after an experimental study shows these techniques are effective.

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Nov 21, 2022
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The Road to Canada’s Open Banking Framework: Updates from the Working Group Meetings

Four working groups have been working to develop common rules, accreditation criteria, and technical standards for open banking in Canada.

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Nov 2, 2022
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Supreme Court of Canada Hits Pause Button on Double Royalties Payable by Online Music Service Users

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Copyright Act does not require online music service providers to pay two separate royalties to access works online.

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Nov 2, 2022
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Too Quick to (Summary) Judge: The Shortcomings of Summary Judgment in Patent Actions in Canada

The FCA addresses the shortcomings of summary judgment in patent cases, along with issues relating to "common general knowledge" and experimental testing.

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Sep 27, 2022
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Avoiding the Perils of a Connected World: New Best Practices for Risk Mitigation

Recently announced updated guidance from the Canadian Center for Cyber Security provides new and important considerations for business activity.

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Aug 31, 2022
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OSFI Adds to its Existing Technology and Cyber Risk Requirements with Guideline B-13

OSFI issued final Guideline B-13 – Technology and Cyber Risk Management, key takeaways summarized.

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Jul 26, 2022
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Kicking the Habit: The Federal Court of Canada Nixes the “Problem-Solution” Approach – Again

The Federal Court puts an end to the “Problem-Solution” Approach of analyzing patent applications - again. Read more about the Court's decision here.

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Jul 18, 2022
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Canadian Privacy Regulators Clarify Requirements for Mobile Apps

A recent joint investigation of Canadian privacy commissioners provides guidance for organizations using mobile apps.

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Jul 5, 2022
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Federal Government Proposes New Act to Reinforce Critical Cyber Security in Canada

Bill C-26, An Act respecting cyber security, would do two things: amend the Telecommunications Act and enact the Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act.

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Jul 5, 2022
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Privacy Reform is on the Table Once More: Canada Introduces the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022

New federal privacy legislation has been introduced. If passed, Bill C-27 will materially change the legal landscape for privacy and data protection in Canada.

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Jun 22, 2022
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Venture Capital Funding for Start-ups and Emerging Companies

Government of Canada's request-for-proposal for the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative, providing $450 million in funds to the venture capital sector.

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Jun 15, 2022
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Taking Control: Proactive Data Breach Preparedness and Responsible Incident Management

Join us on Tuesday, June 21st as members of our Privacy and Technology Groups discuss how your organization can proactively prepare in order to be in control if and when an incident occurs and to take measured and responsible steps to prevent and manage the associated legal and business risks.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Federal Privacy Commissioner Releases Key Recommendations for a New Federal Private Sector Privacy Law

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a summary of its key recommendations for a new federal private sector privacy law in Canada

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May 17, 2022
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Open Banking: What it is and what it means for you

As we have received a number of questions from clients regarding our open banking bulletins, we are putting together an interdisciplinary panel of experts to take a deep dive into the implications of an open banking system in Canada, exciting developments & expectations for further progression.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
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Cybersecurity Webinar: A New World Order – Cybersecurity Risks, Mitigation Strategies and Opportunities for Canadians in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment

We are more reliant on technology today than ever before. It impacts all facets of modern life, including by enabling communication, automation, transportation and analytics. While technology offers powerful solutions to facilitate and expedite our daily routines, it can also be a key vulnerability with respect to the protection of sensitive data including personal, professional and/or proprietary information.

In this webinar, we are privileged to hear from experts with an array of professional backgrounds as they offer insight into the macro and micro implications of cybersecurity and discuss best practices for protecting private information.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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Practice Update: CIPO Provides Guidance on the Meaning of “Due Care”

CIPO recently issued determinations regarding the meaning of "due care". Are your internal practices in-line with CIPO's determinations?

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Mar 30, 2022
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Federal Government Appoints Open Banking Lead

The federal government has named Abraham Tachjian to lead the development of open banking in Canada, following an open letter from prominent fintech executives.

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Mar 23, 2022
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The Potential Impact of the Ukraine Conflict on Contracts Between Canadian and Russian Companies

Legal tools Canadian companies should seek advice on if they are no longer able perform contractual agreements because of the war in Ukraine

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Mar 8, 2022
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Couldn’t Scrape By: BC Court Rejects Certification of Class Action against Facebook

BC Court dismisses certification application for class action against Facebook for allegedly scraping user data from their messenger app.

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Feb 17, 2022
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Technology Webinar Series Part Three | Head in the Clouds: Understanding Cloud Agreements

In this session, we will discuss some of the legal benefits and risks for both a service provider and a customer to move into the cloud by diving into some of the key provisions which you would expect to see in a cloud agreement and an analysis of the practical considerations which a business should keep in mind when considering offering or accessing cloud services.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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Technology Webinar Series Part Two | Service Levels in Tech Services Contracts: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

In this session, we will provide a deeper dive into the critical considerations in negotiating service level agreements for IT services contracts. We’ll examine essential service level and service level credit contract terms as well as some that can be controversial and also highlight negotiation tips for those that are most contentious between customers and service providers.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
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Practical Considerations of Simple Agreements for Future Equity or “SAFEs” in Canada

An overview of how Simple Agreements for Future Equity or “SAFEs” work including pros & cons for Canadian companies considering SAFEs for early stage financing.

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Feb 1, 2022
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PropTech: Property Technology, the New Frontier in Real Property, Part 3: Challenges

In this bulletin, we discuss the risks and challenges of using PropTech by businesses in the real estate space and for consumers of such products.

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Jan 18, 2022
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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Upheld

An Ontario arbitrator upheld an employer's vaccine mandate for both a site where a 3rd party obligation existed and a related site with no such obligation.

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Jan 12, 2022
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Ontario Arbitrators Continue to Uphold Terminations of Employees who Breach COVID-19 Safety Protocols

A recent decision by an Ontario arbitrator further affirmed the notion that dishonesty during COVID screening protocols by an employee can lead to termination.

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Jan 12, 2022
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PropTech: Property Technology, the New Frontier in Real Property, Part 2: Benefits

In this bulletin, we discuss the benefits of using PropTech for businesses in the real estate space and for consumers of such products.

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Jan 11, 2022
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PropTech: Property Technology, the New Frontier in Real Property, Part 1: Introduction

In this 3-part series, we explain the concept of PropTech, highlight its benefits and outline associated risks.

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Jan 11, 2022
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Wind-up and Hang-up: China Mobile’s Motion to stay an ICA Order Pending Judicial Review Dismissed

Analyzing updates from an Investment Canada Act national security review case to provide key insights to investors into Canada.

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Jan 10, 2022
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Clearview AI Ordered to Comply with Provincial Regulators’ Privacy Recommendations

Canada’s provincial privacy regulators have issued orders against Clearview AI forcing it comply with the
recommendations of a 2020 joint investigation.

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Jan 5, 2022
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Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Releases Ransomware Playbook

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security released a ransomware playbook to help companies prepare for and respond to attacks.

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Dec 21, 2021
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Transport Canada Releases Updated Guidelines for Testing Automated Driving Systems

Transport Canada released the Guidelines for Testing Automated Driving Systems in Canada Version 2.0 to replace its previous 2018 guidelines.

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Dec 21, 2021
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Smartphone Apps Beware – Babylon Health investigation provides insight into compliance with Alberta privacy laws

Key takeaways from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC)s report re: investigation of the Babylon by Telus Health app.

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Dec 15, 2021
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Special Committee Releases Report Suggesting Changes to Modernize BC’s Private Sector Privacy Law

We will touch on a few notable recommendations to amend PIPA that may affect the processes and procedures of businesses governed by PIPA.

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Dec 15, 2021
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Urgent Cybersecurity Alert Regarding Apache Log4j

Canada’s Minister of National Defence has issued a statement regarding a recently identified critical vulnerability in the Apache Log4j logging product.

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Dec 13, 2021
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Canadian Blockchain Webinar – Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets and NFTs: Learn about different Canadian legal facets of the blockchain revolution

Join McMillan lawyers from a variety of legal fields as they walk through the law of blockchain, cryptocurrency and NFTs. This multi-disciplinary webinar will feature content of interest to all levels of experience in this innovative space. Speakers from industry and other jurisdictions are scheduled to appear to provide their insights on background, modern-day compliance and future issues.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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Canada Partners with the European Commission to Examine Use of Digital Credentials

Increased standards for digital credentials improve privacy and global functionality - but what does this mean for businesses who use them?

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Dec 7, 2021
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Bill 64: A Checklist to Help Businesses Comply with Modern Privacy Requirements in Québec

The new changes to Quebec's privacy legislation usher in the modern era of privacy laws. This checklist establishes priorities and timelines for companies.

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Dec 1, 2021
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Risks of Anonymized and Aggregated Data

This article discusses how the anonymized and aggregated data poses risks to businesses, and how to stay compliant with the applicable privacy requirements.

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Dec 1, 2021
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Mandatory Vaccination Policy: “Reasonable, Enforceable”

A labour arbitrator upheld an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy, finding the policy to be reasonable and enforceable.

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Nov 11, 2021
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Certification Denied: An Important Win for Competition Class Action Defendants

Certification denied in DRAM class action.

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Nov 10, 2021
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Proposed Changes to FIPPA: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The BC government recently introduced a bill to amend FIPPA that introduces new requirements for managing and protecting privacy.

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Nov 5, 2021
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McMillan’s Annual Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Webinar

Our lawyers will provide an overview of important case law developments, regulatory guidance, upcoming statutory changes, and hot topics in Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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China Mobile Case Raises National Security Hang-up

China Mobile is challenging the Canadian government's order to divest its Canadian operations. The case raises important cross-border investment issues.

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Oct 25, 2021
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Bill 64 Enacted: Québec’s Modern Privacy Regime

An in-depth analysis of Quebec's 2021 modernization of its private-sector privacy legislation.

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Oct 15, 2021
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Privacy Implications of an Open Banking System in Canada

Canada’s Advisory Committee on Open Banking's final report- the privacy and data security implications of an open banking system in Canada.

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Oct 12, 2021
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Do’s And Don’ts of Technology Services Contracts

Join us on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, for part one of a three part webinar series where we will provide some strategic pointers on how to handle various issues that often come up when negotiating technology services contracts.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets: Back to School Update on Recent Developments in Canada

This bulletin provides a “back to school” refresher on recent highlights and developments in Canada in the cryptocurrency and digital assets industry.

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Sep 7, 2021
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“Time Machine or Cash Machine?”: Federal Procurement Basics #3 (Compensation and other Remedies)

A review of the remedies in a federal procurement complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)

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Aug 18, 2021
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Canadian Copyright Consultation on Artificial Intelligence — The Precipice of a New Copyright Era

An overview of the Government of Canada's consultation on the modernization of the Copyright Act as it pertains to artificial intelligence.

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Aug 16, 2021
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Canadian Copyright Consultation on the Internet of Things — Rights to Repair and Interoperability

An overview of the Government of Canada's consultation on the modernization of the Copyright Act as it pertains to the right to repair and interoperability.

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Aug 16, 2021
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NFTs and Implications Under Canadian Securities Law

This article discusses the treatment of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as securities and related regulatory considerations in Canada.

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Aug 16, 2021
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Canadians Heading to the Polls in a Federal Election. Is your Business Ready to Comply with the Canada Elections Act and Lobbying Act during the Campaign?

During the election period, for profit and non-profit companies and charities need to be aware of their Canada Elections Act and Lobbying Act obligations.

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Aug 16, 2021
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Is Private Sector Privacy Legislation Looming in Ontario?

Ontario government seeks input on privacy policy proposals, signaling that Ontario private sector privacy legislation may be on the horizon

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Jul 5, 2021
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Amendments to the OHSA Consolidate Reporting Requirements for Workplace Accidents Effective July 1, 2021

The Ontario government introduced amendments to Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to consolidate accident reporting requirements.

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Jun 30, 2021
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No Damages for Minor Stress and Inconvenience: Quebec Court Dismisses Data Breach Class Action

In March, the Québec Superior Court released a rare decision in which it dismissed a privacy class action on the merits.

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Jun 9, 2021
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Federal Procurement Basics #2: The Many Grounds for Federal Procurement Challenges: A ‘Keeping It Simple’ Summary

A review of the grounds for filing a federal procurement complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)

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Jun 1, 2021
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Canadian Privacy Commissioners Issue Joint Guidance on Vaccine Passports

Commissioners warn that privacy considerations must be “front and centre” as organizations develop and implement vaccine passports in the coming months

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May 25, 2021
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BILL 96 – Top 10 Impacts of the Revised Charter of the French Language on your Business and When to Expect Implementation of Such Revisions

Changes to Québec’s language laws are coming. Here is a top ten list of potential impacts, and the likely timeline and process for adoption.

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May 19, 2021
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Commercial Leases During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Where are we Headed?

Ontario has also passed legislation to protect commercial tenants.

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May 17, 2021
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Federal Procurement Update #1: Filing a Complaint at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal: A Sprint Rather than a Marathon

A review of when and how to file a federal procurement complaint to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)

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May 5, 2021
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Federal Procurement Complaints: CITT Passes Milestone in 2020/2021

A review of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) procurement review mandate for 2020/2021.

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Apr 19, 2021
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Canadian Government Expands National Security Guidance

On March 24, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced that the government updated its National Security Guidelines.

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Mar 25, 2021
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Cyber Justice: Ontario Court Recognizes New Tort of Internet Harassment

The Superior Court of Justice has recognized a new tort of internet harassment, indicating willingness to fashion new causes of action to address online abuse.

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Feb 23, 2021
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Big Brother’s Access Limited – Canadian Privacy Commissioners Rule Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tool in Breach of Canadian Privacy Laws

Privacy Commissioners find Clearview AI's use of facial recognition software on images it scraped from the Internet to be in breach of privacy laws.

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Feb 17, 2021
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2020 Fintech Year in Review: Canadian Regulatory Developments

2020 Fintech Year in Review: Canadian Regulatory Developments

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Feb 10, 2021
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Funding and Grants Available to Technology and Innovation Companies in Alberta, Canada

The technology industry in Alberta has grown significantly. There are a number of funding and grant opportunities for technology and innovation companies.

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Jan 19, 2021
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Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Employees: Enforceable or a Shot in the Dark?

There are vaccines, and there will be (at some point) enough for everyone in Canada to receive it. But what happens if your employees refuse to be vaccinated?

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Dec 23, 2020
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International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) – Cybersecurity Canada 2021

The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) - Cybersecurity Canada 2021 guide covers common issues in cybersecurity laws and regulations.

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Dec 3, 2020
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B.C. Technology Sector Makes the Grade – But Not Yet Top of the Class

In November 2020, KPMG released the B.C Tech Report Card 2020. The Report Card outlined the current state of the British Columbia technology sector.

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Dec 2, 2020
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Do Not Go Directly to Jail – Just Yet Anyway: Competition Bureau Confirms its View that Buy-Side Agreements between Competitors are not Criminally Unlawful

On November 27, 2020, the Competition Bureau clarified its view that the criminal cartel provisions of the Competition Act do not apply to buy-side agreements.

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Nov 30, 2020
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Launching into the Office for Economic Growth and Innovation – From LaunchPad to New Branch of the OSC

The OSC has recently published a Charter for the Office of Economic Growth and Innovation, a newly established branch of the OSC.

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Nov 11, 2020
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Canada’s New Cybersecurity Certification Goes Live

The federal government has launched a voluntary CyberSecure program to help small and medium-sized organizations protect against cybersecurity threats

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Oct 13, 2020
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Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

Mandatory Indoor Face Coverings: What Ontario Employers Need to Know

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Oct 6, 2020
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COVID-19 Realities Push Ontario Government to Launch Public Consultation to Improve the Province’s Privacy Laws

The Ontario government launched public consultations to guide their modernization of private-sector privacy laws within the province.

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Aug 19, 2020
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Ontario Amends Employment Standards Legislation in Response to COVID-19

Ontario passes new protected leave of absence for employees impacted by COVID-19, and suggests COVID-19
cases should be reported as occupational illnesses.

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Aug 5, 2020
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Global Privacy Authorities Remind Video Teleconferencing Companies of Privacy Expectations

Global privacy authorities published a letter to remind video teleconferencing companies of their obligations regarding user's privacy.

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Jul 29, 2020
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Significant Expansion of Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protections amid COVID-19: What you need to know

Bill 188 made significant amendments to PHIPA, which affect technology companies, and potentially insurers, who provide access to personal health information.

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Jul 15, 2020
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Federal Court Defends CASL, Says Prohibition on Spam is Constitutional

he FCA ruled that CASL's provisions relating to the regulation of commercial electronic messages are constitutional, despite challenge from CompuFinder

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Jul 1, 2020
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Ontario Small Businesses Get a New Ride on the Digital Main Street

Review of the Ontario Digital Main Street initiative and new funding introduced by the government to assist businesses pivoting to an ecommerce business model.

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Jun 24, 2020
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Material Adverse Effect Clauses in a COVID-19 World

Review and analysis of recent developments where parties try to rely on MAE clauses as a mechanism to avoid closing a transaction.

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Jun 23, 2020
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Making B.C. an Emerging Economy Leader

Review of the BC Emerging Economy Task Force Report and how BC companies can position themselves to take advantage of the emerging economy of the future.

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Jun 23, 2020
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June 10, 2020 Update: Innovating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This bulletin provides a summary of funding opportunities available in Canada over the month of June and updates
from CIPO and the USPTO.

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Jun 10, 2020
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Making Innovation Work for British Columbia

Analysis and guidance on how BC companies can benefit from the BC Innovation Commissioner's recommendations and help make BC a technology powerhouse.

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Jun 3, 2020
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Privacy Penalties – Canadian Competition Bureau Wades Into Privacy Enforcement

Organizations operating in Canada are advised to immediately review their privacy-related policies and marketing to avoid false or misleading representations

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May 26, 2020
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Implied Trademark Licenses: A Case Study

When will a trademark license granted from one party to another be implied?  The Federal Court in the Core Consultants Realty[1] decision (“Core Consultants”) recently had an opportunity to revisit this question.

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Apr 12, 2020
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Unbearable Lite-ness: Lenders’ Remedies in the Age of Missing Covenants

The author discusses the recent trend toward borrower-friendly loan documents and the remedies available to lenders in Canada.

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Mar 23, 2020
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The Tort of Conversion in the Electronic Age: A Case Study

The British Columbia Supreme Court has found that the tort of conversion must include wrongful interference with intangible goods. Read more here.

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Mar 12, 2020
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Can I Tell You Something in Confidence?” Legal Privilege in M&A Transactions

The authors discuss challenges to maintaining legal privilege in M&A transactions. Parties in Ontario can learn from the experience of other jurisdictions.

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Jan 22, 2020
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Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Investors in Brazilian Insolvency Proceedings: Lessons from the IBA’s 2019 Global Restructuring Conference

The authors discuss unique aspects of Brazil's insolvency regime relevant for Canadian investors, including the role of equity, DIP loans, and jurisdiction.

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Jan 21, 2020
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Under the Influence: The Canadian Competition Bureau’s Stand on Misleading Product Endorsements

The Competition Bureau has sent letters to advertisers and advertising agencies warning them to ensure that their Influencer advertising complies with the law.

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Dec 30, 2019
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Contact Information Posted on Websites Not Necessarily Up for Grabs

Investigation findings of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner highlight issues surrounding the use of personal contact information posted on websites

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Dec 19, 2019
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Canada’s New Internet Code

The CRTC has established a mandatory code of conduct, regarding consumer contracts for fixed retail Internet services, which comes into effect January 31, 2020.

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Nov 29, 2019
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FlightHub Experiences Some Turbulence Courtesy of the Competition Bureau

The Competition Bureau's announcement of its investigation into FlightHub and the registration of a "temporary consent agreement" is analyzed in detail.

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Nov 1, 2019
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Top of the Class: New Cybersecurity Program to Certify Privacy-Minded Businesses

The federal government has launched a new cybersecurity certification program aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses protect against cyber threats.

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Aug 14, 2019
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Last Chance for Late National Phase Entry into Canada

It is official - Canada's new Patent Rules will come into force on October 30, 2019.

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Aug 9, 2019
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TOP TWELVE THINGS TO KNOW – New Canadian Trademarks Act June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019 major changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act will come into force.

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Jun 4, 2019
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Proposed Digital Charter Could Bring Sweeping Changes to Canadian Privacy Laws

On May 21, 2019, the Canadian federal government released a proposed Digital Charter

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May 23, 2019
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Financial Institutions: OSFI’s Heightened Cyber Security Incident Reporting Obligations Now In Effect

OSFI published the Technology and Cyber Security Incident Reporting Advisory, which sets out OSFI's expectations for reporting technology and cyber security incidents.

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Apr 8, 2019
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What Can and Should the Law Do About ‘Deepfake’: An Update

This update looks at several additional causes of action and discusses how we can limit the deleterious social consequences of deepfake videos.

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Dec 5, 2018
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Trick or…Breach? PIPEDA’s Breach Reporting Requirements Come Into Force on November 1, 2018

This bulletin provides an overview of the new breach reporting requirements.

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Nov 1, 2018
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Significant Changes for Businesses Making Taxable Supplies into Québec

A proposal to amend the QST Act in the 2018 Québec budget will impose QST registration and collection agent compliance obligations on out-of-province businesses

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Jul 10, 2018
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PIPEDA – How to Obtain “Meaningful” Consent, and When Consent is Not Enough

On April 19, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published new draft rules governing the registration of derivatives market participants.

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May 30, 2018
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Seller Beware: The Dangers of Sales Language

Winning a bid dangerous when materials use exaggerated hyperbolic language and contain injudicious claims to performance suitability reliability and functionality of goods or services offered

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Jan 19, 2018
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2017 Round-up: Patent Applications related to Data Processing at CIPO

The patentability of computer-implemented inventions is a topic of interest in Canada. Patentable subject matter is set out in Practice Guidance Following the Amazon FCA Decision

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Jan 12, 2018
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Ransomware and its Spawns

Ransomware and its Spawns

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Nov 29, 2017
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Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief

Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief

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Nov 8, 2017
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Domain Name Squatters Lose – Again

Domain Name Squatters Lose - Again

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Nov 2, 2017
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CSA Provides Guidance to Registrants on Cyber Security and Social Media

CSA Provides Guidance to Registrants on Cyber Security and Social Media

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Nov 1, 2017
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Divergent Regulatory Approaches to Cryptocurrency Offerings: Developments in Canada, the United States, and China

Divergent Regulatory Approaches to Cryptocurrency Offerings: Developments in Canada, the United States, and China

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Oct 9, 2017
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HKEX’s Proposed New Board Presents Unique Opportunities for Early Stage Tech Canadian Companies

HKEX's Proposed New Board Presents Unique Opportunities for Early Stage Tech Canadian Companies

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Jul 19, 2017
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Change is in the Airwaves: CRTC Expands the Wireless Code of Conduct

Change is in the Airwaves: CRTC Expands the Wireless Code of Conduct

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Jun 20, 2017
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CASL Private Right of Action Delayed; Enforcement by CRTC Continues

CASL Private Right of Action Delayed; Enforcement by CRTC Continues

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Jun 7, 2017
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Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

Government of Canada Provides Valuable Guidance on National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Canada

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Jan 3, 2017
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Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Seminar

As organizations are increasing their investment in data safeguards, McMillan’s Privacy Group would like to help our clients understand their core privacy, data protection and cybersecurity obligations and related legal issues.

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November 3, 2016 - 7:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
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CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

CSA Publish Update on Cybersecurity for Market Participants

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Oct 6, 2016
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International Data Transfers to and from Canada

International Data Transfers to and from Canada

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Sep 20, 2016
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The Supreme Court of Canada Renders a Long Awaited Ruling regarding the Power to Situate Radiocommunication Antenna Systems

The Supreme Court of Canada Renders a Long Awaited Ruling regarding the Power to Situate Radiocommunication Antenna Systems

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Sep 12, 2016
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Enforcement Advisory: Keeping Records of Consent under CASL

Enforcement Advisory: Keeping Records of Consent under CASL

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Aug 3, 2016
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It’s Time for Your Company’s Cyber-health Check-up

It's Time for Your Company's Cyber-health Check-up

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Jul 12, 2016
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Tips for Startups – Understanding the Stages of Equity Financing

Tips for Startups – Understanding the Stages of Equity Financing

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Jul 11, 2016
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Tips for Startups – Understanding Debt vs. Equity Investments

Tips for Startups - Understanding Debt vs. Equity Investments

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Jul 5, 2016
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Will Virtual Meetings Become a Reality in Canada?

Will Virtual Meetings Become a Reality in Canada?

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Jun 24, 2016
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Video Games as Canadian Culture: Navigating the Investment Canada Act in Interactive Entertainment Acquisitions

Video Games as Canadian Culture: Navigating the Investment Canada Act in Interactive Entertainment Acquisitions

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May 31, 2016
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“Venting” on Facebook Leads to $65,000 Defamation Judgment and Liability for 3rd Party Comments

"Venting" on Facebook Leads to $65,000 Defamation Judgment and Liability for 3rd Party Comments

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May 4, 2016
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Mitigating Cyber Risk and Cybersecurity Insurance

Mitigating Cyber Risk and Cybersecurity Insurance

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May 3, 2016
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Decrypting the iPhone – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide, Except Me and My Monkey

Decrypting the iPhone - Everybodys Got Something to Hide, Except Me and My Monkey

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Mar 10, 2016
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Bell Gets a Bad Rap for its RAP (Relevant Advertising Program)

Bell Gets a Bad Rap for its RAP (Relevant Advertising Program)

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Jun 2, 2015
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CRTC Imposes $1.1 Million Penalty for Alleged CASL Violation

CRTC Imposes $1.1 Million Penalty for Alleged CASL Violation

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Mar 7, 2015
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Bloggers in a Dangerous Time – Free Speech, Defamation and Internet Discourse

Bloggers in a Dangerous Time – Free Speech, Defamation and Internet Discourse

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Mar 5, 2015
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Internet Intermediaries and Copyright Owners Take Notice: Canada’s Notice-and-Notice Regime Comes into Force

Internet Intermediaries and Copyright Owners Take Notice: Canada's Notice-and-Notice Regime Comes into Force

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Jan 2, 2015