Online presence for physicians: Appropriate use of social media
Our interactions and presence on social media have continued to increase, especially during the pandemic when the need and desire to stay connected with one another has been heightened. Many professionals, including physicians, use social media in their practice as an effective tool to commu…Continue reading the post titled Online presence for physicians: Appropriate use of social media
Upcoming, practical changes to Ontario’s Business Corporations Act
Bill 213, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 received Royal Assent in December of 2020. As a result, some significant amendments to Ontario’s Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) will come into force on July 5th, 2021: 1. Elimination of Director’s Canadian Residency Require…Continue reading the post titled Upcoming, practical changes to Ontario’s Business Corporations Act
U.S. Supreme Court limits the FTC’s power under § 13(b)
Canadian lawyers are often caught rubbernecking as blockbuster legal battles are duked out in the Supreme Court. Sometimes we watch on with admiration. Other times, we scratch our head. But this time, we stared in awe, as the wreckage of the FTC was hauled away by a resounding 9-0 defeat. Ju…Continue reading the post titled U.S. Supreme Court limits the FTC’s power under § 13(b)
Driving into the future: Privacy and insurance implications of self-driving cars
Back in the early 90s, shows like Transformers and Knight Rider shaped and invigorated the imagination of young kids by integrating well known cars with computerized, autonomous, and intelligent personalities. The cars drove themselves; both literally and in personality. Today this story, wh…Continue reading the post titled Driving into the future: Privacy and insurance implications of self-driving cars
Top five things you need to know to get your business to be PCI compliant
Does your business accept payment via credit card? If so, you will likely need to be PCI compliant. This article provides a step-by-step guide for beginners on what PCI compliance is and how to get your business PCI compliant. 1. What is PCI DSS? The PCI Security Standards Council (the “Coun…Continue reading the post titled Top five things you need to know to get your business to be PCI compliant
A new Privacy Commissioner may be coming to town
Lawyers have been chatting around the water cooler about “Bill C-11”. But what is that and how does it affect you? As explained in our previous article about whether the Prime Minister could ban TikTok, the data privacy of Canadians is governed by PIPEDA. This Act sets Canada’s current stand…Continue reading the post titled A new Privacy Commissioner may be coming to town
When is a Freedom of Information request frivolous or vexatious?
Freedom of information requests will be refused if they are “frivolous or vexatious.” The bar is very high for a request to be considered frivolous or vexatious – the head of the institution that is refusing the claim needs to have evidence to substantiate their decision. This short article …Continue reading the post titled When is a Freedom of Information request frivolous or vexatious?
How Canada and the U.S. prohibit pyramid schemes differently
The U.S. and Canada prohibit product-based pyramid marketing schemes in different ways. This short article is intended to give multi-level marketing businesses a better understanding of the important legal asymmetries between the two countries. The Canadian Competition Act specifically def…Continue reading the post titled How Canada and the U.S. prohibit pyramid schemes differently
Right to access your vehicle’s telematic data?
In our previous post, we explained how the US November 3rd election resulted in developments that were overlooked. Namely, the expansion of the recreational and medicinal cannabis market. Another underreported but critical development took place in Massachusetts where Bay Staters voted en ma…Continue reading the post titled Right to access your vehicle’s telematic data?
What real estate professionals need to know about incorporating
On March 4, 2020, Bill 145 received royal assent and amended and replaced the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act with the Trust in Real Estate Services Act (TRESA). The most significant amendment ushered in under TRESA is that real estate professionals are now permitted to carry on their b…Continue reading the post titled What real estate professionals need to know about incorporating