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Recent Insights

Canadian Government Debuts Overhauled Federal Privacy Legislation with Introduction of Bill C-11 Canadian Government Debuts Overhauled Federal Privacy Legislation with Introduction of Bill C-11

Privacy
November 18, 2020November 18, 20202020-11-18
On November 17, 2020, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced changes to Canada's privacy framework through the introduction of Bill C-11, which introduces two new statutes, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act, to replace provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) dealing with Canadian private sector privacy laws.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-government-debuts-overhauled-federal-privacy-legislation-introduction-of-bill-c11

CIPO’s New Guidance on Assessing Patentable Subject-Matter CIPO’s New Guidance on Assessing Patentable Subject-Matter

Patent
November 18, 2020November 18, 20202020-11-18
On November 3, 2020, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) issued a guidance document explaining how it will determine whether claimed subject-matter is patentable, particularly in respect of computer-implemented inventions, medical diagnostic methods and medical uses.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/cipo%E2%80%99s-new-guidance-on-assessing-patentable-subjectmatter

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Releases Key Recommendations for Regulating AI Privacy Commissioner of Canada Releases Key Recommendations for Regulating AI

Privacy
November 18, 2020November 18, 20202020-11-18
On November 12, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released key recommendations for regulating artificial intelligence (AI). The recommendations are the result of a public consultation that occurred earlier this year.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-releases-key-recommendations-for-regulating-ai

US District Court Finds Google’s Process for Generating Media Content Availability Notification as Patent-Ineligible US District Court Finds Google’s Process for Generating Media Content Availability Notification as Patent...

Patent Litigation
November 18, 2020November 18, 20202020-11-19
On November 2, 2020, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the Court) in Google LLC v. Sonos, Inc., No. 20-cv-03845-EMC, granted Sonos’ motion to dismiss an action brought by Google alleging patent infringement of its U.S. patent no. 8,583,489 (‘489 Patent) on the ground that the invention is patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-district-court-finds-google%E2%80%99s-process-for-generating-media-content-availability

Universal Broadband Fund Promises to Connect 98% of Canadians to High-Speed Internet by 2026 Universal Broadband Fund Promises to Connect 98% of Canadians to High-Speed Internet by 2026

Regulatory Law
November 18, 2020November 18, 20202020-11-18
On November 9, 2020, the Canadian Government announced the launch of the $1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund (the Fund), an investment aimed towards connecting more Canadians to high-speed internet, growing businesses and creating jobs.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/universal-broadband-fund-promises-to-connect-98-of-canadians-to-highspeed-internet-by-2026

Canadian Privacy Commissioners Find Cadillac Fairview Collected Images and Biometric Information of Shoppers Without Knowledge or Consent Canadian Privacy Commissioners Find Cadillac Fairview Collected Images and Biometric Information of Shopp...

Privacy
November 4, 2020November 4, 20202020-11-04
On October 29, 2020 the Canadian Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) published a news release finding that commercial real estate company Cadillac Fairview (Cadillac) contravened applicable privacy laws through the use of embedded cameras inside digital information kiosks across twelve Canadian shopping malls to collect images of customers and generate biometric information from the images without the customer's knowledge or consent.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-privacy-commissioners-find-cadillac-fairview-collected-images-and-biometric

Events

November 18, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will speak on Cyber Challenges Presented by Remote Employees at the Legal Issues in Privacy & Cyber Security Infonex Conference on November 18, 2020.

Program description: 

Criminals are using the current COVID-19 crisis to ramp up their game and take advantage of vulnerabilities. Regardless of industry, every organization is at a higher risk of cyberattack.

November 13, 2020

Jennifer Davidson will be speaking at the International TecXposition Conference on Friday, November 13, 2020. She will be presenting on intellectual property for startups and discussing key considerations for global expansion of tech businesses. 

For more information or to register: https://tecxposition.com/speakers/jennifer-r-davidson/ 

November 2, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will speak at the upcoming Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH) Annual Conference, to be held virtually on November 2nd and 3rd, 2020.

Partner Richard Austin will moderate a panel on Artificial Intelligence: Critical Updates on Contracting, IP and Issues to be held on November 2nd, 2020. More information on the program is available below.