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Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Right to be Forgotten

Posted in Privacy, Social Media

This past October, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affaires (“LIBE”) voted in favour of a major reform of the current European Union (“EU”) data protection regime consisting of the Data Protection Directive, introduced in 1995, and national legislative works existing across EU member states. Intended as a response to privacy concerns in respect of technological developments and recent cases involving mass surveillance, LIBE adopted a proposed General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”), which, once in force, would not only represent a major change in the protection of personal information … Continue Reading

La loi canadienne anti-pourriel entre en vigueur bientôt – Êtes-vous prêt?

Posted in E-Commerce

The English version of this article is available here.

Le ministre de l’Industrie, James Moore, a annoncé récemment que la majorité des dispositions législatives canadiennes attendues depuis longtemps contre les pourriels et les maliciels (la « Loi anti-pourriel ») entreront en vigueur le 1er juillet 2014. Dans le cadre de cette annonce, Industrie Canada a également publié une version définitive révisée en profondeur de son important règlement relatif à la Loi anti-pourriel.

La Loi anti-pourriel est largement reconnue comme la loi en matière de messages électroniques commerciaux la plus sévère dans le monde, et son entrée … Continue Reading

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law is Coming – Are you Ready?

Posted in E-Commerce

La version française de cet article est publiée ici.

Industry Minister James Moore announced today that most of Canada’s long-anticipated anti-spam/malware legislation (“CASL” for short) will be coming into force on July 1, 2014.  As part of today’s announcement, Industry Canada also released a significantly revised and final version of its important CASL regulations.

CASL is widely considered to be the toughest commercial electronic messaging legislation in the world, and its coming into force will have significant implications for Canadian businesses, not-for-profit organizations and individuals using electronic means to communicate.  Those who violate CASL could face fines … Continue Reading