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Consumer Privacy Protection Act (Canada’s Bill C-27): Feedback from industry participants

Bill C-27 – the second iteration of Bill C-11 (2020), which died on the order paper in 2021 – is currently at second reading in the House of Commons. Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act introduces two new statutes that would make substantial changes to the federal data protection legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). First, the Consumer […] Read more

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SCC to decide: Does reasonable expectation of privacy attach to IP address?

On Jan. 17, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) heard the case of Andrei Bykovets v. His Majesty the King (40269). This appeal is of significant importance to Canadians’ privacy rights, specifically their informational privacy, as it addresses the interpretation of section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) protecting individuals from unjustified intrusions by […] Read more

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Cyber risk guidance for customers and providers of managed IT services

Cybersecurity is a fundamental issue for Canadian organizations of all kinds and sizes, including organizations that use information technology services managed by independent service providers. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has issued guidance to help organizations manage cyber risks when procuring and using managed information technology services. You can read Bradley Freedman’s article on […] Read more

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Improving cybersecurity with internal resources and outsourced services

Cybersecurity is a fundamental issue for organizations of all kinds and sizes, but many organizations have limited financial and human resources available to implement comprehensive cybersecurity measures. In October 2022, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security issued guidance to help Canadian organizations assess and improve their cybersecurity posture and effectively outsource cybersecurity to a managed security service […] Read more

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – 2022 Year in Review

In 2022, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission continued to enforce Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as “CASL”). CASL CASL creates a comprehensive regime of offences, enforcement mechanisms and potentially severe penalties designed to prohibit the sending of unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs), the unauthorized commercial installation and use of computer programs on another person’s computer system […] Read more

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La CAI se prononce sur l’interprétation de nouvelles exigences en matière d’intelligence artificielle

La Commission d’accès à l’information (la « CAI ») a récemment publié une décision au sujet de l’utilisation d’un système d’intelligence artificielle (« IA »). Cette décision aborde certaines nouvelles dispositions introduites par la Loi modernisant des dispositions législatives en matière de protection des renseignements personnels (la « Loi 64 »)1, qui n’entreront en vigueur que le 22 septembre 2023, et donne un aperçu du cadre d’analyse que pourrait […] Read more

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The CAI rules on the interpretation of new AI requirements

The Commission d’accès à l’information (CAI) recently published a decision regarding the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system. This decision refers to some new provisions introduced by the Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill 64),1 coming into force on September 22, 2023, and offers insight into the analytical framework the CAI might […] Read more