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Posted in: Data Protection | Data Security/Privacy | Privacy

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OPC Proposed Change Equal to Legislative Change Without Legislative Process By Paige Backman, Donald B. Johnston and Aaron Baer May 08, 2019 On April 9, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced it was looking to change their position on trans-border flow of personal information. The proposed change in position will impact not only cross-border data transfers between controllers and processors, but also ot...

Posted in: Court Decision | arbitration

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Wake Up Call: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Review of the Intersection between Arbitration and Class Action Lawsuits in Telus Communications Inc. v. Wellman By Brandon Carter and David Stevens Apr 10, 2019 On April 4, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Telus Communications Inc. v. Wellman. The decision involved the consideration of a series of arbitration agreements, the Ontario Arbitration Act, 1991, the Ontario Consumer Protection Act, 2002, and a consumer and non-consumer...

Posted in: Intellectual Property | Copyright | Europe

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The Dawning of a New Dark Age for Europe By Ken Clark and Monica Carinci Apr 05, 2019 Darkness looms over the Internet in Europe as members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the proposed directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. The new rules, which are aimed at providing more protection for rights-holders, have the potential to change internet culture as we...

Posted in: Intellectual Property

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The Competition Bureau Publishes Final Version of its Revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines By Ken Clark and Brandon Carter Mar 22, 2019 On March 13, 2019, the Competition Bureau published the final version of the revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines.