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Recent Insights

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

Privacy
July 29, 2020July 29, 20202020-07-29
On July 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in Reference re Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (2020 SCC 17), upheld the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (the Genetic NDA) as constitutional, acknowledging an individual’s right to privacy over genetic information.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-upholds-genetic-nondiscrimination-act

CJEU Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield for the Transfer of Personal Data under the GDPR CJEU Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield for the Transfer of Personal Data under the GDPR

Privacy
July 29, 2020July 29, 20202020-07-29
On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released its decision in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems (C-311/18), declaring the EU-US Privacy Shield to be invalid on the basis that it does not provide adequate protection for transferring personal data from the European Union (EU) to third parties in the United States (US).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/cjeu-invalidates-euus-privacy-shield-for-transfer-of-personal-data-under-gdpr

Ontario Government Announces Intellectual Property Action Plan Ontario Government Announces Intellectual Property Action Plan

Intellectual Property
July 29, 2020July 29, 20202020-07-29
On July 17, 2020, the government of Ontario (the government) announced the province’s first Intellectual Property Action Plan (the Action Plan). The Action Plan is intended to drive Ontario’s competitiveness by prioritizing intellectual property (IP) generation, protection and commercialization, especially as Ontario recovers from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The unveiling of the Action Plan coincides with the government’s announcement of a second round of research projects supported through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-government-announces-intellectual-property-action-plan

Office of the Privacy Commissioner Publishes Open Letter on Global Privacy Expectations of Video Teleconference Providers Office of the Privacy Commissioner Publishes Open Letter on Global Privacy Expectations of Video Teleconf...

Privacy
July 29, 2020July 29, 20202020-07-29
On July 21, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada published a news release and an open letter to video teleconferencing companies (VTC companies) outlining the obligation to comply with data protection and privacy laws and responsibly handle the personal information of its users.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/office-of-privacy-commissioner-publishes-open-letter-on-global-privacy-expectations-of
Patent
July 29, 2020July 29, 20202020-07-29
On July 3, 2020, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office released a Practice Notice clarifying Patent Office practices with respect to requests to record a transfer under s. 49 of the Patent Act and s. 126 of the Patent Rules, requests to record a change of name under s. 125 of the Patent Rules, and requests to register documents under s. 124 of the Patent Rules.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-intellectual-property-office-releases-practice-notice-detailing-requirements-for

Federal Court of Canada Holds Parts of the Recent Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations Ultra Vires the Patent Act Federal Court of Canada Holds Parts of the Recent Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations Ultra ...

Patent
July 14, 2020July 14, 20202020-07-15
On June 29, 2020, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Innovative Medicines Canada v Canada (Attorney General), 2020 FC 725, challenging the validity of certain provisions of the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations (Additional Factors and Information Reporting Requirements) SOR/2019-298 (the Amendments) set to come into force on January 1, 2021.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-holds-parts-of-recent-amendments-to-patented-medicines-regulations

Events

October 6, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer R Davidson will deliver an update on Privacy and Cyber Security for Regulated Professional Bodies in the COVID-19 Environment on October 6, 2020 at the INFONEX Conference on Professional Regulation and Discipline.

For more information or to register, click here: https://infonex.com/1358/agenda/

May 21, 2020

Deeth Williams Wall associate Jennifer Davidson has joined the program faculty of the Osgoode Professional Development Certificate Program entitled Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements.

Osgoode’s Certificate in Negotiating & Drafting IT Agreements is an innovate course offering a deep dive into the essential aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting IT agreements. 

More information on the program can be found here:

May 5, 2020

Get Up to Speed: Video Conferencing Solutions for Your Practice

Before mid-March, your daily routine may have involved some remote interaction with clients, lawyers and other stakeholders. Today, most practitioners' schedules are filled with back-to-back video conferences on various virtual platforms.