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Published on: 26 Oct 2021 By ,

Privacy laws in Canada: to infinite fees and beyond

If you’re a business that hasn’t dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s when it comes to privacy compliance, then you may have your own Buzz Lightyear—“this is an intergalactic emergency”—moment. Both the Feds and Ontario have proposed new privacy legislation: the Feds introduced the Consumer Pr…

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Published on: 28 Jun 2021 By

Privacy policies: Why are they important?

If you operate an online platform–be it a website or a mobile app–you probably also collect, use, or disclose personal information. If so, you are required to have a privacy policy[1]. Privacy policies explain to your patrons what data you collect, why you collect that data, how that data wi…

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Published on: 5 Apr 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 10 Mar 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 26 Jan 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 13 Jan 2021 By

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 …

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