Government of Canada Responds to ETHI Committee Report on PIPEDA Review

The Government of Canada has responded to the February 2018 report by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (“ETHI” or “Committee”) on the review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). As we summarized in a previous bulletin, the ETHI’s report, entitled “Towards Privacy by Design,” discussed many topics and provided […] Read more


Update to Québec’s Proposed Loyalty Program Rules

In a previous bulletin Ontario and Québec Set to Update Legal Requirements on Loyalty Programs, we highlighted the recent legislative changes regarding loyalty/rewards programs that have been implemented in Ontario and confirmed in Québec. Ontario’s rules on loyalty programs and associated regulations came into force on January 1, 2018, with a retroactive effect to October 1, […] Read more


IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018

BLG is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2018 taking place May 24-25 at the adjoining Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) and InterContinental Hotel. Members of our Privacy and Data Protection Group and Cybersecurity Law Group will be speaking throughout the conference : Privacy and Cybersecurity Hot Business Risks The BLG panel is taking place […] Read more

Legal News

Settlement of Alleged CASL Violation – Text Messages Sent Without Consent or Prescribed Information

On May 1, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Tele-communications Commission announced that the companies operating the 514-BILLETS ticket resale business agreed to pay $100,000 as part of a voluntary settlement of alleged violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as “CASL”) regarding the sending of text messages without the recipient’s consent and without prescribed information about the […] Read more