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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

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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

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Canadian Personal Information Security Breach Obligations – Preparing for Compliance

Commencing November 1, 2018, Canada’s federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) will require an organization that suffers a “breach of security safeguards” involving personal information under its control to keep prescribed records of the breach and, if the breach presents a “real risk of significant harm to an individual”, to promptly report […] Read more