The Cost of Ransomware Attacks Continues to Grow
With ransomware attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated, they’re also becoming more costly than the average data breach, as illustrated by a new report. The latest Cost of a Data Breach Report from… Read More
Canada Extends Copyright Protection by 20 Years
This article was prepared with the assistance of summer student Jacob A. Paczko. After years of consultation and debate, Canada has passed legislation to extend copyright protection by 20 years to… Read More
Am I Committing Copyright Infringement by Taking Inspiration from Another’s Work?
Authors: Kristél Kriel, Adam Lakusta In a world with no shortage of inspiring literary works, authors often ask where the line is drawn between being “inspired by” another person’s work and copyright infringement.… Read More
Are You Required to Provide a Breach Notification?
This blog was written with the assistance of Geena Holding, summer law student. Failure to comply with privacy laws can result in hefty penalties and reputational damage. That’s why it’s critical… Read More
Can a Robot’s Artwork Be Copyrighted?
Authors: Kristél Kriel, Adam Lakusta Artificial intelligence (AI) may not have reached the level of Skynet, but machines are already creating artwork autonomously. On November 2, 2020, Ankit Sahni, a lawyer in India, succeeded… Read More
Most Breaches Have Potential to Cause Significant Harm, Report Finds
Most privacy breaches in Alberta represent a real risk of significant harm (RROSH) to affected individuals, according to a report from the province’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner… Read More
Privacy Commissioner Investigating ArriveCAN App
The ArriveCAN app – used to screen travellers entering Canada for COVID-19 – is under investigation by Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, according to a recent news report. On July 28, Global News… Read More
To BCC or Not to BCC? That Is the Question
Authors: Kristél Kriel, Milad Alishahi, Haley Stearns Sending an email to a group of people without using the blind carbon copy (BCC) field might not seem like a big deal – but it’s… Read More
Protecting Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Through Trademarks
Authors: Adam Lakusta, Lorraine Pinsent Despite Canada’s intellectual property (IP) laws failing to provide protections specifically for Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge, there are a number of ways traditional knowledge can be protected –… Read More
Got a Mobile App? Remember, You Can’t Spy on Your Customers
If you’re planning to track your customers’ movements through a mobile app, you’d better have a good reason for doing so and obtain meaningful consent from your users – or… Read More