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|More Than Just Spam: CASL's Transmission Data and Computer Software Installation Rules in Effect Soon|
Kelly Friedman; Davis LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014, and many organizations have put measures in place to comply with its rules on sending commercial electronic messages.
|Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act: Supreme Court Grants Time Extension to Alberta Government to Make Amendments|
Craig Brusnyk, Tamara Hunter, Matylda Makulska; Davis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2014On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held that Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) infringed on the right of freedom of expression in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by limiting the ability of labour unions to videotape and...
|Recent HIPAA Decisions Suggest State Courts May Look to Federal Regulations to Define Negligence in the Data-Security Context|
Marcus A. Christian, Zachariah J. DeMeola, Evan M. Wooten; Davis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014A recent decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court signals a growing trend in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) jurisprudence that could prove significant in the broader data-security context.
Although HIPAA contains no private right of action and preempts contrary...
|A Fresh Crop of California Data Privacy Laws|
Julian M. Dibbell, Lei Shen; Davis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014California recently enacted three bills that expand the state’s online privacy and data security laws. The changes include an expansion of California’s existing data breach law, protections for the personal data of K-12 students and a new law giving minors a limited “right to be...
|Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way|
Kelly Friedman; Davis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the past it has been relegated to a niche corner of information technology. Increasingly, however, cybersecurity is becoming a critical priority for businesses as a recent surge of high-profile data breaches hitting victims such as Sony, Target,...
|Supreme Court of Canada Imposes Common Law Duty of Honest Performance on Contracting Parties|
Elise Calvert; Davis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014In Bhasin v Hrynew, (2014, SCC 71), a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian common law should now impose a duty on parties to perform their contractual obligations honestly. The ruling is significant as it was previously unclear in the Canadian common law the role of the duty of good...
|The Use of Drones in the Canadian Energy Industry|
James Bancroft, Catrina Webster; Davis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2015There is growing interest in the use of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) - often referred to as “drones” - for a variety of private and commercial uses. While there is considerable controversy over the military use of drones, commercial use is only in the early stages of development. The...
|Vanessa’s Law: What It Means for the Canadian Drug and Medical Device Industries|
Sara Zborovski; Davis LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014Shhh, can you hear that? That’s the stamp of approval on a new era in Canadian drug and device regulation.
|The Second Wave of CASL: Transmission Data and Computer Program Rules in Effect Soon|
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014CASL’s anti-spam rules have been in effect for just over four months, and many organizations have adjusted (or are adjusting) to them. While anti-spam compliance is a work in progress, it is important to remember that CASL addresses more than just spam. Specifically, CASL’s altering...
|New Minimum Wage Requirements and Significant Changes to Workplace Laws Coming to Ontario with Passing of Bill 18|
Brittany Taylor; Davis LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014On November 6, 2014, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (the “Act”), also known as Bill 18, passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. The Act includes a number of significant changes of concern for Ontario employers including: