Bill C-27 – also known as the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022 – completed its second reading in Canada’s House of Commons, bringing Canada one step closer to privacy law reform. Join our discussion on these significant potential developments and what they may mean for your organization.
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Data security issues pose risks to a transaction, but can be mitigated with effective data security diligence, and other contractual strategies.
BC Privacy Commissioner's recent guidance relating to privacy breaches acknowledges that breach notification can be a useful tool to mitigate harm.
Mining firms are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks but through incident response planning can minimize the risk of exposure.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario released a trio of decisions that materially impact the viability of class actions following a data breach.
Join McMillan's Privacy & Data Protection Group on Wednesday, December 7th for an overview of recent significant legal developments, tips on complying with new and forthcoming obligations under Quebec’s Bill 64, and discussions about hot topics in data management.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Four working groups have been working to develop common rules, accreditation criteria, and technical standards for open banking in Canada.
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.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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
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.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Join us on Thursday, April 28, 2022 as members of McMillan's Privacy & Data Protection Group discuss privacy and data protection issues relevant to the automotive industry.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
The federal government has named Abraham Tachjian to lead the development of open banking in Canada, following an open letter from prominent fintech executives.
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.
Transport Canada released the Guidelines for Testing Automated Driving Systems in Canada Version 2.0 to replace its previous 2018 guidelines.
Canada’s Minister of National Defence has issued a statement regarding a recently identified critical vulnerability in the Apache Log4j logging product.
Our lawyers will provide an overview of important case law developments, regulatory guidance, upcoming statutory changes, and hot topics in Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Canada’s Advisory Committee on Open Banking's final report- the privacy and data security implications of an open banking system in Canada.
The Court in Freshly Squeezed applied the Raibex test to determine what deficiencies in disclosure entitle a
franchisee to the two-year rescission remedy.
In March, the Québec Superior Court released a rare decision in which it dismissed a privacy class action on the merits.
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.
The SCC recently released its long awaited decision in Wastech Services Ltd v Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District.
Changes to Canada’s privacy laws, developments with low-commission brokerages and changes to short-term rental regulations will impact real estate associations.
Join us for Part Two of McMillan's Automotive Industry Webinar Series
February 9, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Potential Overhaul of Canadian Privacy Law – Is Your Organization Ready?
January 20, 2021 - 11:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
The Amendment to Ontario's franchise legislation coming into effect on September 1, 2020 brings changes that have been eagerly awaited by franchisors.
Provinces across Canada are starting to lift COVID-19 restrictions and resume some economic and other activities.
Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions
New Vision Renaissance MX Ltd. v. The Symposium Café Inc confirms that Ontario Courts will uphold appropriately crafted releases given by franchisees.
Focusing our discussion on significant advancements, findings and key takeaways, we will present a “Year in Review” session that will cover many of the notable developments that occurred in 2019.
November 1st, 2018 marked a year since reporting data breaches became mandatory under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA")
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently released a guidance document for Canadian private sector cannabis retailers who collect personal information from their customers.
McMillan is pleased to host its third annual Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity Seminar in Toronto.
November 13, 2018 - 8:30 am to 12:15 pm
In PQ Licensing S.A. v. LPQ Central Canada Inc., the Court' decision hinged on the alternative dispute resolution provisions set out in the franchise agreement.
This bulletin provides an overview of the new breach reporting requirements.
Recent case law from Ontario confirms that a party seeking to rely on parts of privileged document cannot simultaneously claim privilege over the same document.
The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Judicial Committee) v. Wall holds that judges have no business
Personal information where it is reasonable in the circumstances to believe that the breach creates a "real risk of significant harm" to affected individuals
In the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, businesses should consider whether their data handling practices are consistent with user expectations
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently released a draft policy position regarding the protection of online reputation.
Members of McMillan’s Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Protection groups will be discussing, for the second year running, how client and in-house counsel can educate their firms on how to navigate through privacy in the workplace, cyber security risks and data protection issues on Tuesday Nov 14, 2017.
November 14, 2017
Cybersecurity – The Legal Landscape in Canada
Sneak Peek at PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements - Proposed Regulations Released for Comment
Server Location Not Definitive in Determining Jurisdiction Over Foreign Defendant
Release Me: Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies When Franchisors Can Enforce Releases
Supreme Court of Canada Turns the Other Cheek: Facebook's "Terms and Conditions" – Forum Selection Clause Unenforceable
Ontario Court of Appeal to Franchisors: "Comply with your disclosure requirements, or else..."
Changing Workplaces Review Final Report – Who Must Bargain with Franchise Employees?
Are You Ready for CASL's Private Right of Action?
The Cybersecurity Implications of Driverless Cars
"Going Dark" – No Easy Answers on the Cybersecurity Horizon
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.
November 3, 2016 - 7:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
A Good Liability Exclusion Clause Can Protect You From A Bad Termination Of Contract
Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things
Decrypting the iPhone - Everybodys Got Something to Hide, Except Me and My Monkey
Introducing Safe Harbour 2.0: the EU-US Privacy Shield
The Privacy Commissioners Annual Report on the Privacy Act
Can you keep a secret? The courts recognize a new tort for public disclosure of private facts
Who Drives Whom? Driverless Car Pilot Project to Hit the Road in Ontario in 2016
A Bring Your Own Device program permits employees to use their own personal electronic devices for both business and personal purposes.
Safe Harbour Not Safe Enough: Data Transfers From E.U. To U.S. Out To Sea
Monitoring the Mayor – B.C. Mayor alleges that computer monitoring violated his privacy