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 Group 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

Events Dec 02, 2020 Reforming Canadian Data Privacy Laws: Introducing Bill C-11 CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers
Events Sep 30, 2020 The Future of Privacy Laws in Canada CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers
Events Sep 16, 2020 The Canadian Landscape for Business Expansion and Relocation CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers
Publications Article Aug 19, 2020 Guide to Incorporating in Canada
Events Jul 15, 2020 Tech Strikes Back CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hours for Lawyers
Publications Article May 14, 2020 Doing Business in Canada - Spring 2020
Events May 05, 2020 Expanding Your Business to Canada - A Legal Primer for Tech Companies CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers
Events Apr 09, 2020 The Virtual Office: Effectively Developing a Secure Work-From-Home IT Solution CPD Information: 1 Professionalism Hour for Lawyers
Events Feb 26, 2020 Black Tech Innovators: Finding Success Within the Industry CPD Information: 1 Hour of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Lawyers
Events May 29, 2019 Trends and Changes in Procurement Archive Now Available!

Blog Posts

Insights TheSpotlight May 01, 2020 Smart Devices at Home and Maintaining Confidentiality Are Your Smart Devices Listening to Your Confidential Discussions? How to Secure Your Devices and Protect Your Data
Insights TheSpotlight Apr 20, 2020 Digital Ethics
Insights TheSpotlight Feb 21, 2020 Boosting the Rate of Technology Adoption
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