Recent Insights

UK Data Watchdog Announces Intention to Fine British Airways £183.39m for Data Breach Incident UK Data Watchdog Announces Intention to Fine British Airways £183.39m for Data Breach Incident

Privacy
July 10, 2019July 10, 20192019-07-10
On July 8, 2019, the United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced its intention to fine British Airways an unprecedented £183.39m in response to a data breach incident last year that affected approximately 500,000 customers.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/uk-data-watchdog-announces-intention-to-fine-to-british-airways-%C2%A318339m-for-data-breach

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Publishes Proposed Changes to Food Labelling Regulations Canadian Food Inspection Agency Publishes Proposed Changes to Food Labelling Regulations

Regulatory Law
July 10, 2019July 10, 20192019-07-10
On June 22, 2019, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations and Safe Food for Canadians Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I.  The amendments made substantial changes to food labelling requirements.  Accordingly, the CFIA is accepting feedback on the proposed changes until September 4, 2019.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-food-inspection-agency-publishes-proposed-changes-to-food-labelling-regulations

Federal Court Awards Statutory Damages in Copyright Claim Federal Court Awards Statutory Damages in Copyright Claim

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
July 10, 2019July 10, 20192019-07-10
On June 20, 2019, the Federal Court (the Court) issued its decision in Young v Thakur, 2019 FC 835, allowing in part an application by Melodie Young and Melxdie Entertainment Inc. (the Applicants).  The Applicants allege that Rohit Thakur and Badmash Factory (the Respondents) infringed the Applicants’ copyright in their musical work and sound recording (collectively, Works).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-awards-statutory-damages-copyright-claim

Sidewalk Labs’ Draft Plan for Toronto’s Waterfront Sparks Privacy Concerns Sidewalk Labs’ Draft Plan for Toronto’s Waterfront Sparks Privacy Concerns

Privacy
July 10, 2019July 10, 20192019-07-10
On June 24, 2019, Sidewalk Labs LLC released a draft Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP), outlining their proposal for the development of Toronto’s waterfront Quayside. The proposed development plan has been the subject of criticism and controversy surrounding the proposed collection and use of data within the development.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/sidewalk-labs%E2%80%99-draft-plan-for-toronto%E2%80%99s-waterfront-sparks-privacy-concerns

The Federal Court Upholds PMPRB Decision The Federal Court Upholds PMPRB Decision

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
July 10, 2019July 10, 20192019-07-10
On June 12, 2019, in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. The Attorney General of Canada, 2019 FC 734, the Federal Court (the Court) dismissed an application by Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-upholds-pmprb-decision

US District Court for the Southern District of New York Declares That Andy Warhol’s “Prince Series” Falls under the Fair Use Exception US District Court for the Southern District of New York Declares That Andy Warhol’s “Prince Series” Falls...

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
July 10, 2019July 10, 20192019-07-10
On July 1, 2019, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (Court) issued its decision in The Andy Warhol Foundation For the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith et al. ruling that artist Andy Warhol’s series of portraits based on Lynn Goldsmith’s photograph of the singer Prince are protected by the fair use doctrine.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-district-court-for-southern-district-of-new-york-declares-andy-warhol%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cprince-series%E2%80%9D

Events

May 17, 2019

Richard Austin will be moderating a panel titled “AI on the Case: The Legal and Ethical Issues of Using AI-powered Investigatory Tools for Criminal and Civil Matters” at ITECHLAW’s 2019 World Technology Law Conference in Boston.  The conference runs from May 15 to 17 and the conference agenda is available here.  

May 16, 2019

Data breaches are a constant threat in today’s digital world. The question is when, not if, your client is targeted. An organization’s true measure of resiliency from a cybersecurity attack is an effective response that limits unexpected variables. You have a crucial role to play in preparations.

October 30, 2018

Jennifer Davidson will be moderating a panel on Women in Technology at CAN-TECH's 22nd Annual Conference in Montreal on October 30th, 2018.

The conference brochure is available here.