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Building Trust Into COVID-19 Recovery: Resilient Leadership

Canada - August 4 2020 As a part of our “Building Trust Into COVID-19 Recovery” series, on June 4, 2020, Christine Ing (McCarthy Tétrault, Partner and Co-Leader of…

Schrems II: The Saga Continues

European Union - July 16 2020 On July 16, 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) released the latest judgment in the Schrems saga, which will have a major…

Federal Privacy Commissioner Publishes Survey of Canadian Businesses on Privacy Issues

Canada - July 9 2020 The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “OPC”) recently published the results of the 2019-20 Survey of Canadian business on…

Amendments to Ontario’s health information legislation bring new obligations and penalties

Canada - June 22 2020 On March 25, 2020, a new law passed by the Ontario legislature made significant amendments to the province's personal health information legislation…

BC Privacy Law Reform Update: Commissioner Calling for Changes to BC’s Personal Information Protection Act

Canada - June 8 2020 On June 2, 2020, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (the “OIPC”) released its general briefing note (the…

Special Committee Begins Consultations on Changes to BC’s Personal Information Protection Act

Canada - May 11 2020 On February 18, 2020, the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia appointed a Special Committee to conduct a review of British Columbia’s private…

Tactical use of threatening cease and desist letters discouraged by the Court

Canada - May 5 2020 This week the Federal Court published a January decision, Fluid Energy Group Ltd v Exaltexx Inc, 2020 FC 81, in which it granted an…

US FTC Publishes Guidance on Using Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms

USA - May 1 2020 On April 8, 2020, the US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a business blog, titled “Using Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms” (the “FTC…

To Invent is Human: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rejects AI System as an Inventor

Canada, European Union, USA - May 1 2020 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a decision on April 22, 2020 in which it concluded that an artificial intelligence (AI)…

First Trial Decision Under Canada’s Amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations Offers Guidance on Key Issues

Canada - April 27 2020 Earlier this week, the Federal Court of Canada publicly released Amgen Inc. v. Pfizer Canada ULC, 2020 FC 522, the first trial decision…