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The Spotlight features legal and industry commentary on the latest happenings in the media, sports, communications, intellectual property and data security/privacy industries.

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

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Canada’s New Digital Charter and What this Means for PIPEDA By Aaron Baer and Sarah Newman Jun 13, 2019 On May 21, 2019, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the launch of Canada’s own Digital Charter.

Posted in: Artificial Intelligence

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - June 6 By Aaron Baer Jun 06, 2019 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law.

Posted in: Intellectual Property | Trademarks

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Changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act By Ken Clark, R. Grant Cansfield, L.E. Trent Horne and Timothy M. Lowman Jun 04, 2019 It has been a long time coming, but effective June 17, 2019, Canada’s new Trademarks Act takes force. Trademark applications filed after June 17 will be evaluated using Canada’s new rules.

Posted in: Data Security/Privacy | CASL | CRTC

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Directors and Officers May Be Found Personally Liable Under CASL By Aaron Baer and Sarah Newman May 28, 2019 In a recent compliance and enforcement decision, the CRTC found that nCrowd, Inc. sent CEMs that violated CASL. Importantly, the CRTC also found Brian Conley (“Conley”), the President and Chief Executive Officer of nCrowd, liable for the violations and imposed upon him an administrative monetary ...