RE-DESIGNATE AGENTS FOR THE DMCA SAFE HARBOR BY THE END OF THIS MONTH

RE-DESIGNATE AGENTS FOR THE DMCA SAFE HARBOR BY THE END OF THIS MONTH Due to recent changes in the rules governing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, if you are already signed up to take advantage of the DMCA safe harbor, you have less than a month to re-designate your agent online. The “safe harbor” helps service providers [...]

By | 2016-12-06T13:14:53+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Immigrate to Canada

Immigrating to Canada As I write this post it looks like a Trump presidency is assured and I'm already getting calls and emails from friends and colleagues asking "how do I immigrate to Canada". Well, for those Americans looking north for a world sans Trump the road may be easier than you think. Here is [...]

By | 2016-11-08T21:32:50+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Non-Competition Clauses and Tech Employees

Non-Competition Clauses and Tech Employees Recently a good friend of the firm, Sabaa Quao, President and Founder of /newsrooms,  tweeted us a great question: https://twitter.com/xsabaa/status/723615702628728832 Thanks for the question, Sabaa! Non-competition clauses can arise in a number of different contexts and whether the clause is enforceable often depends in part upon the context in which [...]

By | 2016-04-22T18:14:42+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorised|

Protecting a Business Name

Protecting a Business Name This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. Picking a business name is often one of the first steps an entrepreneur takes when planning to form a new business. Among many [...]

By | 2016-01-06T16:42:01+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Dismissing (aka Firing) an Employee for Cause is Harder than Often Thought

Dismissing (aka Firing) an Employee for Cause is Harder than Often Thought This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. Sometimes the misconduct, incompetence, or disobedience of an employee entitles an employer to fire the [...]

By | 2016-01-04T11:17:05+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Employment Law, Uncategorised|

Compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need to Know

Compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): What You Need to Know This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. On July 1, 2014, Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) came into effect and it cast a [...]

By | 2015-12-30T15:07:04+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Uncategorised|

Canada PIPEDA Principle 7 Safeguarding Personal Information

Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act sets out 10 Principles governing the collection, use, safeguarding and disclosure of personal information. Its the CIO's and CTO's of our clients who usually motivate conversations around data protection. The concern about properly handling personal information should be an organization wide concern and that culture should be [...]

By | 2015-11-13T02:08:03+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Uncategorised|

BC Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Technical Safeguard Standards

BC's Personal Information Protection Act only makes general reference to technical safeguard standards for the proper storage and securing of personal data. Here is a great guide to PIPA prepared by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC, explaining obligations in plain terms and providing best-practices: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/guidance-documents/1438 Of note is how broad [...]

By | 2015-11-13T01:48:57+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Uncategorised|

The European Court of Justice Declares the Safe Harbor Decision Invalid

The European Court of Justice Declares the Safe Harbor Decision Invalid Decision of the ECJ On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released their decision in Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, rendering the European Commission’s Safe Harbor decision invalid. The Safe Harbor framework allowed US companies to receive personal [...]

By | 2015-10-26T14:08:18+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Technology Law, Uncategorised|