Month: October 2018

Will Sidewalk Labs’ civic data trust hush critics of Waterfront Toronto?

On October 18, 2018, Sidewalk Labs (a Google affiliate) proposed its vision for digital governance of the data created through the implementation of a Master Innovation and Development Plan with Waterfront Toronto for a mixed-use community along the Lakeshore in… Read More ›

Scrutiny of security measures following a breach report under PIPEDA

Starting November 1, 2018, it will no longer be optional to report breaches to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) for organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Organizations must report breaches… Read More ›

Privacy, data localization and the USMCA

Any hopes by privacy advocates of stronger data localization requirements for Canada have been dashed by the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) achieved its objectives on data localization for the renegotiation of the North… Read More ›

IoT security defects – are stronger consumer protection remedies required?

October is cybersecurity awareness month. So where are we in Canada on IoT security? The answer is that legal requirements are lagging technological developments. Although there have been some regulatory activity, it is slow-moving and consumers still do not have… Read More ›

From medical paternalism to engagement

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has warned of medical paternalism in a September 27, 2018 editorial comment in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Discussing the availability of at-home genetic tests that include screening for an individual’s APOE status (a gene… Read More ›