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Nine DWW Lawyers named in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
Nine DWW Lawyers named in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
Deeth Williams Wall has received awards and accolades from several national and international industry publications including Best of the Best, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyer, Lexpert Guide to Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global, Canadian Lawyer and IP Stars.
Deeth Williams Wall has received awards and accolades from several national and international industry publications including Best of the Best, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyer, Lexpert Guide to Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global, Canadian Lawyer and IP Stars.
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DWW Congratulates Jennifer Davidson on her appointment to President of the Canadian Technology Law Association
DWW Congratulates Jennifer Davidson on her appointment to President of the Canadian Technology Law Association

Recent Insights

E-TIPS® Newsletter’s “2021: Year in Review” E-TIPS® Newsletter’s “2021: Year in Review”

Intellectual Property
January 11, 2022January 11, 20222022-01-11
Thank you for your readership over the last year and welcome to what we hope will be a better 2022!  In this year’s first issue of the E-TIPS® Newsletter, we will recap our most noteworthy reports from 2021, covering developments in intellectual property (IP) and information technology (IT) law under the following categories: (1) “Supreme Court of Canada Matters”, (2) “Legislative, Treaty and Policy Developments” (3) “Patents”, (4) “Trademarks”, (5) “Copyright”, (6) “Privacy”, and (7) “Legal Developments in Emerging Technology Around the World”.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/etips%C2%AE-newsletter%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9C2021-year-review%E2%80%9D

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Releases Annual Report Calling on the Federal Government to Make Privacy Law Reform a Priority Privacy Commissioner of Canada Releases Annual Report Calling on the Federal Government to Make Privacy L...

Privacy
December 22, 2021December 22, 20212021-12-22
On December 9, 2021, the latest annual report (the Report) from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the Commissioner) was tabled in Parliament. Among its recommendations, the Commissioner is calling on the Federal Government to adopt rights-based privacy laws that reflect Canada’s values and support responsible innovation.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-releases-annual-report-calling-on-federal-government-to

Clearview AI Ordered to Stop Using Facial Recognition Technology Without Consent in British Columbia, Alberta and Québec Clearview AI Ordered to Stop Using Facial Recognition Technology Without Consent in British Columbia, Alb...

Privacy
December 22, 2021December 22, 20212021-12-22
On December 14, 2021, the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, and the Québec Commission d’accès à l’information (collectively, the Privacy Commissioners) issued binding orders to Clearview AI to comply with recommendations made earlier this year following a joint investigation with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) into the company’s use of facial recognition technology.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/clearview-ai-ordered-to-stop-using-facial-recognition-technology-without-consent-british

Canadian Ministers Issue Open Letter on Ransomware and Ransomware Playbook Canadian Ministers Issue Open Letter on Ransomware and Ransomware Playbook

Cybersecurity
December 22, 2021December 22, 20212021-12-22
On December 6, 2021, the federal ministers of Defence, Public Safety, Emergency Preparedness and International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development (the Ministers) released an open letter to Canadians discussing the rise of ransomware attacks and offering guidance for organizations to curb this trend. Among the resources included in the letter, the Ministers refer to a Ransomware Playbook recently published by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-ministers-issue-open-letter-on-ransomware-and-ransomware-playbook

Suddenly…It’s 2019 Suddenly…It’s 2019

Trademarks
December 22, 2021December 22, 20212021-12-22
While the world welcomes 2022, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is processing trademark applications filed in 2019. However, CIPO appears to have a plan to reduce the significant backlog of Canadian trademark applications awaiting first examination.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/suddenly%E2%80%A6it%E2%80%99s-2019

Special Committee Releases Report on Modernizing BC’s Private Sector Privacy Law Special Committee Releases Report on Modernizing BC’s Private Sector Privacy Law

Privacy
December 22, 2021December 22, 20212021-12-22
On December 6, 2021, the British Columbia Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act (the Committee) released its report entitled Modernizing British Columbia's Private Sector Privacy Law (the Report), making numerous recommendations to modernize British Columbia’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/special-committee-releases-report-on-modernizing-bc%E2%80%99s-private-sector-privacy-law

Events

January 17, 2022

DWW Associate Jennifer Davidson will moderate a discussion on The Digital Identity Revolution: Everything You Need To Know on January 17,2022.

Sit down with Jennifer and a panel of leading experts to discuss the adoption and implementation of digital identification and confront the queries and emerging issues that limit its widespread adoption, such as:

October 20, 2021

DWW Partner Richard Austin will moderate a panel discussing Intellectual Property and Drafting Issues: The Non-Artificial Issues in Artificial Intelligence at the 2021 CAN-TECH LAW Annual Conference on October 20th, 2021. 

Join Richard Austin and a panel of experts as they discuss the expanded and evolving uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and explore core developments in the intellectual property and commercial spheres.

The panel will provide key insights on AI legal issues to help you:

October 20, 2021

DWW Associate Jennifer R Davidson will moderate a panel discussing Blockchain and Non-Fungible Tokens in Practice Today: Practical Applications and Legal Issues in Copyright, Finance, Entertainment and More at the 2021 CAN-TECH LAW Annual Conference on October 20th, 2021.

Join Jennifer and a panel of experts to learn about the applications of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and to build your expertise in this rapidly developing area.

The panel will discuss: