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Canada - CASL provisions on installing computer programs coming into force January 15, 2015

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • January 29 2015

On January 15, 2015, the provisions of Canada's Anti-Spam Law ("CASL") that apply to the installation of computer programs will come into force

“Unfriend me”: social media, discipline and discharge

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • January 13 2015

It is no secret that social media platforms are changing the way we communicate, the way we inform ourselves, and the way we do business. In fact

Supreme Court rules on online anonymity potential impact on fraud investigations?

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • July 18 2014

On June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered the landmark decision of R. v Spencer ("Spencer"). In this decision, Mr. Justice Thomas

Cyber crime is a growing threat

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • March 24 2014

As part of Fraud Prevention Month, the RCMP is rolling out tip sheets to help Canadians protect themselves against an ever-growing number of scams

The global employer: the social media issue

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 25 2012

Social media is changing the way that we communicate, work and do business, wherever we are in the world

Lawful access legislation reintroduced in Canada

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • May 11 2012

On 14 February 2012, the Canadian government reintroduced what is commonly referred to as "lawful access" legislation, which aims to expand the online surveillance powers of law enforcement authorities

US government crackdown targets Canadian online gaming company

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada, USA
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  • May 3 2012

On 28 February 2012, prosecutors in Maryland charged four Canadian founders of an online gaming website (the Company) with running an illegal sports gambling business and conspiring to commit money laundering

New wholesale rates for ISPs implemented

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • April 17 2012

On 27 January 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) confirmed that the new wholesale rates for independent ISPs would be implemented starting 1 February 2012

Supreme Court holds that ISPs are not broadcasters

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • April 5 2012

On 16 January 2012, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that retail internet service providers (ISPs) are not subject to the federal Broadcasting Act as a result of providing consumers with access to broadcasting over the internet

Supreme Court of Canada rules hyperlinks do not constitute defamatory statements

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • January 12 2012

On 19 October 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada (the SCC) unanimously ruled that posting hyperlinks that included defamatory content on websites was not in itself defamatory