Expected changes to cryptocurrency regulations in Canada With the release of updated anti-money laundering regulations set for mid 2020, businesses engaged in the cryptocurrency & blockchain world will want to familiarize themselves with the proposed changes. The Canadian government recently published amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), directly [...]
With a continuously expanding market for Virtual Reality technology, from Google’s Daydream to Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the legal landscape is beginning to follow suit. According to market intelligence provider TrendForce, merchandisers sold 14 million virtual reality devices worldwide in 2016, and it projects that VR device sales and software will snowball into a $70 billion [...]
What Software Developers (And Their Clients) Should Know Before Signing a Software Development Agreement
When a software developer is retained by a client to develop new software, careful attention should be given to the allocation of intellectual property rights in the soon to be created software. Generally speaking, there are two ways that the intellectual property rights in the software can be dealt with. The first option is to [...]
Canadian law changes frequently. To the extent there are changes in the law, the information in this blog post may no longer be accurate. This blog post does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Content provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: [...]
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 [...]
Canadian Anti-Spam Laws have Teeth March has been a big month for anti-spam enforcement by the CRTC. On March 5th, CRTC issued a fine to Compu-Finder, a Quebec company, for $1.1 million, the largest such fine since Canada’s Anti Spam Law (CASL) was put in lace. The company was cited for multiple violations of the [...]
For anyone interested in privacy law or how their company can remain in compliance with Canadian privacy legislation, I've written a post on Techvibes going over four tips for keeping your company privacy-compliant. Check it out here.