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Saskatchewan Court Upholds Electronic Waiver as Enforceable

Posted in E-Commerce

The Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench recently upheld an electronic waiver as enforceable in Quilichini v Wilson’s Greenhouse, 2017 SKQB 10. The plaintiff in the case  was injured while go-karting at a racing facility operated by Velocity, a business owned by the defendant Wilson’s Greenhouses. It was contended by the plaintiff that the defendants either: (a)… → Read More

E-Signed Union Membership Cards (Mostly) Accepted by Labour Relations Board

Posted in E-Commerce, Employment

In what appears to be the first decision of its kind, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board (the “Board”) recently accepted electronically signed union membership cards submitted in support of a union certification application. Context The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (the “Union“) had applied under section 18 of the Labour Relations Code (the… → Read More

The Cheque Is No Longer in the Mail: Risks and Developments Relating to Cheque Imaging

Posted in E-Commerce, Regulatory Compliance

The Canadian Payments Association (the “CPA”) recently issued a 4 part article series on the security implications of image-based cheque clearing, in particular relating to duplicate items.   Image-based cheque clearing is possible in Canada as a result of the CPA’s Image Rule Project, a four-phase initiative that aimed to provide Canadian financial institutions with the… → Read More

Bill C-13: Lawful Access and the Relationship Between Organizations, Cyber-bullying and the Protection of Privacy Rights

Posted in E-Commerce, Privacy, Social Media

Bill C-13: Lawful Access and the Relationship Between Organizations, Cyber-bullying and the Protection of Privacy Rights On December 9, 2014, Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (Act) – also known as the Protecting Canadians from Online… → Read More

The most hackable month of the year: steps companies can take to protect themselves from data breaches

Posted in Data Breach, E-Commerce, Privacy

The most hackable month of the year: steps companies can take to protect themselves from data breaches In a few short days it will be Cyber Monday, the kickoff to the financial madness that is the holiday shopping season. For cybercriminals and fraudsters, December represents the mother lode of hackable data. How big is the… → Read More

Clotting Heartbleed: Guidance on Privacy Breaches, Notification Obligations and Proposed Amendments to Privacy Legislation

Posted in E-Commerce, Privacy, Regulatory Compliance

Clotting Heartbleed: Guidance on Privacy Breaches, Notification Obligations and Proposed Amendments to Privacy Legislation Canadian organizations with control over personal information should be aware of the privacy vulnerabilities of Heartbleed and their related legal obligations. Below, we have summarized: (1) the risks of Heartbleed; (2) the notification obligations of organizations that have experienced a privacy… → Read More