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Cybersecurity Guidance from Canadian Securities Administrators

On October 19, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published Staff Notice 33-321 Cyber Security and Social Media to report on a survey of cybersecurity and social media practices by firms registered to trade securities or to advise clients regarding securities, and to provide guidance regarding cybersecurity and social media practices. The Staff Notice supplements the CSA’s […] Read more

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The European Union General Data Protection Regulation – A Primer for Canadian Organizations

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which will come into force in May 2018, is a significant evolution in personal data protection laws, and is materially different in important respects from the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and similar provincial laws. The GDPR is complicated and nuanced, with permitted variances among European Union […] Read more


Legal Privilege for Data Security Incident Investigation Reports

My partner Brad Freedman recently published a short article on Legal Privilege for Data Security Incident Investigation Reports. Data security incident response activities usually involve the creation of sensitive communications and documents that might be subject to legal disclosure obligations unless they are protected by legal privilege. An organization’s ability to assert legal privilege over a communication […] Read more

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La révolution des objets connectés menace notre droit à la vie privée

Auteure: Aya Barbach, étudiante au cours DRT-6929E-A Pour vivre heureux, vivons cachés… vivons déconnectés?! À l’heure actuelle, l’on dénombre pas moins de six milliards d’objets connectés dans le monde, un chiffre qui devrait doubler d’ici 2020. Mais qu’entend-on exactement par « objet connecté »? Ce sont des objets du quotidien qui sont dotés d’une connexion internet et peuvent […] Read more