Digital Information and Records Law

Minority Report: The Future of Legal Services and AI

Imagine a future world where mutant beings, called ‘precogs,’ foresee crime before it occurs. Tapping into their collective brainpower, the government’s Precrime Division can apprehend suspects who have not yet committed any offense — though, we are assured, they will. The stuff of science fiction? So far, yes: it’s the plot of a story by

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Implementation of the NIS Directive — Cybersecurity in Poland

On 21 November 2018, Poland’s Council of Ministers adopted the regulation of 31 October 2018 on the thresholds for the recognition of cybersecurity incidents as serious. Adoption of the regulation ended in Poland the process of implementing Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016, which measures are

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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Releases Data Breach Notification Guidance

Canada’s new mandatory breach-notification requirements in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) took effect on November 1, 2018. Earlier this week, the Canadian Privacy Commissioner released guidance that provides an overview of what companies should know about PIPEDA’s new requirements to (1) report certain breaches to the Privacy Commissioner, (2) notify affected

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Malaysia’s Personal Data Protection Act

In early April, the world watched as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, appeared before the US Congress in Washington DC to answer questions regarding, amongst others, the misuse of Facebook user data harvested by Cambridge Analytica (CA). Despite certain mistaken assumptions that added fuel to the Facebook/CA fire, the furor caused individuals, organizations and agencies

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EU Data Privacy Law Takes Effect This Month: Are You Ready?

The European Union’s far-reaching data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. It brings with it a number of changes to the data privacy laws across Europe and places a significant burden on businesses to comply — and demonstrate compliance — with the new regime. However,

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Final Canadian Privacy Breach Regulations Include Mandatory Notification Rules

On April 18, 2018, the final regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) were published. These regulations, which include fines of up to CAD$100,000 for non-compliance, will come into force on November 1, 2018. Until now, and with the exception of the province

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“Doing Business And Investing In Australia” Guide Now Available

Russell Kennedy Lawyers, the Ally Law member firm located in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia, has published its Doing Business and Investing in Australia Guide providing a general overview of the key legal issues of which foreign organizations should be aware when seeking to do business in or invest in Australia. Topics covered include an overview on

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How To Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk Profile Through Vendor Management

Chris Allyn of Ally Law member firm Moye White, located in Denver, Colorado, offers some basic guidelines on how to reduce your cybersecurity risk profile. The steps she outlines can be taken with minimal resources and without significant amounts of technological sophistication. She suggests three basic areas of inquiry as you engage third-party vendors who will have access to your

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Avoid Data Breach: Be Proactive In Protecting Your Business

Large data breaches are increasingly in the news and, in addition to being costly to remedy, may lead to company liability in the courts. The latest significant data breach was announced on September 7, 2017: Equifax, one of the United States’ three main credit reporting agencies, reported that it has been hacked. The hackers accessed

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Key Points When Entering An IT Contract

IT contracts are complex and often contain terms and conditions you may not be familiar with in the daily conduct of your company’s business. When taking on a licence for a new piece of software, or having software or an IT system, including a website, developed for you, it is important that you first read

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