The ability to glean personal information from both anonymized and aggregated data creates a risk of re-identification.
On January 29, 2024, in an era dominated by digital connectivity and rapid technological advancements, BC's Intimate Images Protection Act comes into force.
Department of National Defence on the verge of adopting an artificial intelligence strategy for Canada's military.
Canada’s privacy regulators have jointly released guidance for organizations that develop, provide and use generative artificial intelligence systems.
On November 21, 2023, the Government of Canada released its 2023 Fall Economic Statement. The Economic Statement announced the federal government's intention.
Join McMillan's Privacy & Data Protection Group on Tuesday, October 17th for an overview of recent significant decisions and regulatory guidance.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
The relentless march of Artificial Intelligence continues, pushing nations worldwide to adopt diverse strategies to keep pace. Recent AI legal developments.
The Intimate Images Protection Act provides an easy process through which a person may seek an order against non-consensual sharing of their intimate images.
The results are in: Canadians’ understanding of open banking is low, according to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (“FCAC”).
Join us for a session with industry experts who will share valuable insights into the latest trends and developments in artificial intelligence with a particular focus on regulation.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
An overview of recent Canadian and international developments related to the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies.
The draft Capital Markets Act grants the OSC broad discretion to deem a crypto asset a security, resulting in a lack of industry certainty as to its application
Mining firms are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks but through incident response planning can minimize the risk of exposure.
Full evaluation of a target's privacy, technology and cybersecurity compliance in due diligence is critical for transactions involving technology companies.
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
This bulletin provides an overview of the Bank of Canada’s new retail payments supervisory framework.
Four working groups have been working to develop common rules, accreditation criteria, and technical standards for open banking in Canada.
BC Privacy Commissioner releases guidance on how federal and provincial political organizations can conform to BC's privacy legislation when campaigning.
A look at the takeaways from the recent audit of Health Canada's IT systems.
Recently announced updated guidance from the Canadian Center for Cyber Security provides new and important considerations for business activity.
A recent joint investigation of Canadian privacy commissioners provides guidance for organizations using mobile apps.
Government of Canada's request-for-proposal for the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative, providing $450 million in funds to the venture capital sector.
BC Government passed the Anti-Racism Data Act to safely collect demographic information to address gaps in BC programs and services.
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.
Tuesday, April 26, 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
BC Court dismisses certification application for class action against Facebook for allegedly scraping user data from their messenger app.
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.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
An overview of how Simple Agreements for Future Equity or “SAFEs” work including pros & cons for Canadian companies considering SAFEs for early stage financing.
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.
In this bulletin, we discuss the benefits of using PropTech for businesses in the real estate space and for consumers of such products.
In this 3-part series, we explain the concept of PropTech, highlight its benefits and outline associated risks.
We will touch on a few notable recommendations to amend PIPA that may affect the processes and procedures of businesses governed by PIPA.
This article discusses how the anonymized and aggregated data poses risks to businesses, and how to stay compliant with the applicable privacy requirements.
The BC government recently introduced a bill to amend FIPPA that introduces new requirements for managing and protecting privacy.
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
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.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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.
Join us for a discussion on how early stage companies can protect, commercialize, and monetize their intellectual property assets.
he FCA ruled that CASL's provisions relating to the regulation of commercial electronic messages are constitutional, despite challenge from CompuFinder
Review of the Ontario Digital Main Street initiative and new funding introduced by the government to assist businesses pivoting to an ecommerce business model.
Review and analysis of recent developments where parties try to rely on MAE clauses as a mechanism to avoid closing a transaction.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada continues to invest heavily into the research and development of innovative solutions to solve the challenges that we continue to face today.
This bulletin provides a summary of funding opportunities available in Canada over the month of June and updates
from CIPO and the USPTO.
Analysis and guidance on how BC companies can benefit from the BC Innovation Commissioner's recommendations and help make BC a technology powerhouse.