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FIPPA and Ontario hospitals: maximizing the records inventory
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • October 19 2011

This bulletin follows our previous bulletin, FIPPA and Ontario Hospitals: Delegation of Authority, in which we discussed best practices in delegating the powers and duties of the Board Chair under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA").

Sale of decoders for deciphering encrypted foreign broadcasts is legal, rules the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Fasken
  • European Union
  • October 6 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the "Court") has on Tuesday 4th October 2011 confirmed that the sale in one Member State of decoders designed to decipher encrypted foreign TV broadcasts from another Member State cannot be prohibited in a Member State even if such decoders have been acquired by the purchaser through a false name and address.

Coming to terms with the incoterms amendments
  • Fasken
  • Canada, Global
  • August 31 2011

Incoterms are an internationally recognized set of rules, published by the International Chamber of Commerce, designed to allocate the risks, costs and tasks involved in business-to-business contracts for the sale of goods, and to settle on the place of legal delivery of such goods.

More protections for disabled employees coming
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • August 23 2011

The Ontario government is leading the provinces in its push for accessibility for people with disabilities, a ratio which is estimated to rise to 1 in 5 people by 2025.

Spam and cookies: legal obligations on unsolicited electronic mail and cookies in the UK (Europe) and Canada
  • Fasken
  • United Kingdom, Canada, European Union
  • August 10 2011

In 2002 the EU issued the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (200258EC), which covers the sending of unsolicited commercial email.

FIPPA and Ontario hospitals: implementing change
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • July 18 2011

On January 1, 2012, Ontario hospitals will become subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA" or the "Act").

The dangers of sexting
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • July 13 2011

Modern technology provides many new avenues for human rights violations.

Complying with anti-spam legislation: a cross-jurisdictional view
  • Fasken
  • USA, Canada
  • May 20 2011

On December 15, 2010, Canada finally legislated against the problem of unsolicited electronic communication (i.e. "spam") by signing into law Bill C-28 ("FISA").

Security company failed to protect one of its own working alone
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • April 14 2011

Do you have employees working alone?

S.7 Bribery Act 2010: anti-corruption procedures to be put in place - the six principles
  • Fasken
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2011

The Bribery Act provides that, in order to have a defence to a charge that the company failed to prevent someone associated with it issuing a bribe, the company must have "adequate procedures" in place.