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Fintech Regulatory Developments: 2017 Year in Review

Posted in Big Data, Competition, European Union, Financial, FinTech, Legislation, Open Banking, Virtual Currency

As predicted in our 2016 year-end report, 2017 proved to be a busy year for Fintech in Canada, with a number of important regulatory developments. With the dawn of 2018, we look back to summarize some of 2017’s most notable Fintech regulatory developments in Canada, as well as developments to watch for in 2018. What We… → Read More

Abuse of Dominance: Long-Awaited Federal Court of Appeal Decision Confirms Decision Against the Toronto Real Estate Board

Posted in Big Data, Competition, Privacy

In a long judicial saga which is now coming one step closer to an end, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) has confirmed the decision of the Competition Tribunal (the “Tribunal”), which had found that the Toronto Real Estate Board (“TREB”) was abusing of its dominant position. This decision creates an important precedent as it… → Read More

McCarthy Tétrault Event: Big Data Seminar – October 18th, 2017

Posted in Big Data, Competition, Privacy

The second part of McCarthy Tétraults Transformative Technologies Series explores the asset that underpins many of today’s transformative technologies: big data. This seminar will provide an overview of some of the pressing legal questions businesses are facing as big data takes centre stage. Businesses are increasingly harnessing big data in ways that drive innovation and… → Read More

Competition Bureau Releases Big Data White Paper for Public Comment

Posted in Big Data, Competition

On September 18, 2017, the Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) published a white paper for public consultation titled “Big data and Innovation: Implications for competition policy in Canada”. The white paper draws from the Bureau’s recent abuse of dominance investigations involving big data considerations, and also considers US and European developments in order to identify challenges… → Read More

Competition Bureau to Increase Scrutiny of Data-Driven Businesses

Posted in Big Data

In a May 25, 2016 speech given at the offices of McCarthy Tetrault, the Commissioner of Competitor John Pecman signalled that the Competition Bureau will be heightening its scrutiny of data-driven businesses, particularly those using Big Data techniques analytics. While supporting “ the emergence of innovative business models in the digital economy”, Pecman noted that… → Read More