New Mandatory Data Breach Obligations Under Canada’s Privacy Law

Canada’s federal privacy law the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, or PIPEDA for short, just got an upgrade. Effective November 1, 2018, organizations regulated under PIPEDA have mandatory reporting obligations if they experience a security breach involving personal information. Failure to comply with the reporting obligations can result in fines of up to [...]

By | 2018-12-04T16:52:23+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Privacy Law|

British Columbia Cannabis Retail Store Licensing

Overview: If you are an individual (sole proprietor), partnership, or corporation looking to apply for a cannabis retail store licence, here is some key information regarding the application process to sell non-medical cannabis and cannabis accessories in British Columbia. Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, you must own, lease, or have an agreement to lease [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:37:11+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Cannabis Regulations|

What Kind of Privacy Issues Should Canadian Companies be Aware of Associated With the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation?

Introduction The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) is a new privacy regulation that affects all individuals in the 28 European Union member states, as well as all companies that conduct business in the European Union (the “EU”). The law comes into effect on May 25, 2018 and largely affects digital data of [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:41:47+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Privacy Law|

SMALL CLAIMS | BIG CHANGES

Effective June 1, 2017, with a few exceptions, small claims disputes up to $5,000 will be resolved in British Columbia’s new online Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). The CRT is Canada’s first online tribunal for resolving strata and small claims disputes, and the first of it’s kind to be integrated into a public court system. This [...]

By | 2018-12-04T11:54:15+00:00 May 31st, 2017|BC Small Claims|