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We are focused on supporting emerging and established technology companies, businesses that have technology opportunities and organizations that use technology to make money. The Aird & Berlis LLP Technology Team works with a broad range of clients, from start-up companies to well-established industry leaders. Big or small, our clients appreciate that our services are tailored to suit their specific needs. We assist clients by providing solutions to most effectively achieve their business goals through the development, exploitation, protection or harnessing of technology.

Specialized Expertise

Technology outsourcing and procurement

  • Technology development agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Technology purchasing and/or licensing agreements
  • Technology service, support and maintenance agreements
  • Technology supply and distribution agreements
  • Web hosting agreements
  • Telecom agreements
  • Strategic partnership agreements
  • Consulting agreements
  • Escrow arrangements

Internet strategy

  • Site and content development matters
  • Site content issues (infringement, libel, slander, misrepresentation, Competition Act)
  • Links
  • Legal notices/disclaimers
  • Language laws compliance
  • Domain name protection (including proactive protective registrations)
  • Moral rights, meta tags, business method patents
  • Foreign jurisdiction issues

Privacy and information management

  • Information management policy design
  • Information gathering and database storage, use and access
  • Privacy and personal information regulatory compliance
  • Contract compliance
  • Privacy methodologies

Employee-related matters

  • Policies regarding internal and external e-mail communications
  • Policies regarding web access/usage
  • Proprietary rights agreements
  • Employee surveillance policies
  • Security policies and procedure
    • Password policies
    • Encryption use
    • Data back-up procedures
    • Disaster recovery arrangements
    • Escrow services arrangements
    • Anti-virus capabilities
  • Employee training
  • Termination of employment
  • Transformation workflow

Recent Developments

Publications Article Mar 29, 2018 Doing Business in Canada - March 2018
Events Jan 17, 2018 Lawyers, Bankers and Startup Entrepreneurs Talk Fintech Archive Now Available!
Events Oct 31, 2017 Avoiding a Privacy Breach: How to Train Employees and Contractors Archive Now Available!
Events Feb 15, 2017 Employee Behaviours and IT/Cyber Risk Archive Now Available!
Publications Newsletter Dec 04, 2013 Privacy Law Bulletin - December 2013

Blog Posts

Insights TheSpotlight Apr 23, 2018 Google Fails to Amend Canadian De-indexing Injunction Despite California Court Order Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2018 BCSC 610 (CanLII)
Insights TheSpotlight Apr 19, 2018 Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society Even more dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form
Insights TheSpotlight Mar 14, 2018 Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 14
Insights TheSpotlight Mar 05, 2018 Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society Even more dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form
Insights TheSpotlight Feb 12, 2018 Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society More dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form
Insights TheSpotlight Jan 29, 2018 Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society The dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form
Insights FirmBlog Jan 29, 2018 Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society The dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form
Insights TheSpotlight Jan 05, 2018 Embracing Artificial Intelligence at Your Law Firm 3 Keys to Successfully Introducing AI