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Employee privacy rights may now include personal files on employer-provided devices
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2011

Employees may now enjoy a "limited" reasonable expectation of privacy regarding electronic devices provided by their employer.


Privacy lessons learned: do your homework about home work
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 9 2011

A recently publicized privacy breach by a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employee underlines the need for all organizations to impose strict controls and safeguards respecting the ability of employees to remove sensitive data from the workplace.


Privacy lessons learned: they can't steal what you don't have
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2011

It is an unfortunate truism that we can often learn from the misfortunes of others, and this is certainly true with respect to privacy breaches.


Legislative let-down? CRTC issues proposed anti-spam regulations
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2011

Much-anticipated new anti-spam regulations will provide some clarity for senders of text messages, but may disappoint others, as the regulations leave unanswered many other questions of interpretation and application of the new statute.


Used car dealers association accuses insurance bureau of refusal to deal
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • September 20 2011

On September 9, 2011, the Competition Tribunal released a decision granting leave to the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA) to bring an application against the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) seeking redress under the “refusal to deal” provisions contained in section 75 of the Competition Act.


Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in Canada
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 20 2010

The Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry seeks to promote transparency and fairness for merchants and consumers.


OSC "cracking down" on insider trading
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • February 22 2011

According to an article in today's Globe and Mail, the OSC has been "widening the net" as it investigates potential cases of insider trading in advance of major corporate deals and announcements.


Ceplene not an "innovative drug" under the data protection provisions of the food and drug regulations
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 2 2010

The Federal Court recently dismissed Epicept Corporation’s (Epicept) application for judicial review of a decision of the Minister of Health (the Minister).


ASC makes it a hat-trick - following decisions in Pulse Data and NEO Technologies, the Alberta Securities Commission refuses to cease trade shareholder rights plan
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 27 2009

On August 25, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) dismissed the application filed by TransAlta Corporation requesting that the ASC cease trade a shareholder rights plan implemented by Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.


CSA consultation Paper 91-402 - derivatives: trade repositories
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2011

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published the first of eight consultation papers on OTC derivatives reform and, if the industry comment letters on this first paper are anything to judge by, there is a lot of work left to be done by Canadian regulatory authorities to implement Canada’s G-20 commitments on Over-the-Counter Derivatives Regulation.