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Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 5:34 PM

Ottawa ‘saves’ millions by making tardy judicial appointments; average delay 11 months in 2023 Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert Bauman

The Trudeau government has taken an average of 11 months to fill dozens of empty spots on the bench so far this year, discloses a Law360 Canada examination of 435 judicial vacancies, which reveals as well that Ottawa “saves” the federal treasury tens of millions of dollars annually, on average, by not making timely judicial appointments. ... [read more]

Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 4:13 PM

B.C. ruling offers important clarification on what can be considered a privacy breach, lawyer says Daniel Reid, Harper Grey LLP

B.C.’s top court has ruled that what can be considered a privacy breach goes beyond mere compliance with regulatory frameworks and requires looking at the context of the situation and the degree of privacy to which a person is entitled. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2023 @ 2:11 PM

Privacy Commissioner’s Public Health case provides rules for anonymizing data Purple mask laying on a laptop

In the report of its investigation into the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) collection and use of mobile location data during the COVID-19 pandemic, released at the end of May, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) provides important guidance for organizations seeking to generate non-personal data about individuals anonymized so that it can be analyzed without reference to existing privacy laws. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2023 @ 11:10 AM

Letter from the Editor: Addition of Law360 Canada Pulse and Access to Justice Newsletter

I am happy to announce some exciting new enhancements to Law360 Canada, all at no additional cost to subscribers. Pulse is a new section for Law360 Canada, focused on the business of law. This section combines all the content from our previous Business of Law, Insider and Legal Innovation sections into one enhanced section. Pulse includes a frequent newsletter, delivered to your inbox multiple times per week, covering industry trends, best practices and exclusive surveys of Canadian legal professionals. ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 4:11 PM

‘There’s never been a more important time for law and legal education,’ says Osgoode’s incoming dean Trevor Farrow, Osgoode Hall Law School

As the world deals with a rapidly changing climate and the implications of artificial intelligence (AI), Osgoode Hall Law School’s incoming dean believes “there’s never been a more important time for law and legal education.” ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 4:09 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court finds defendants copied confidential source code, orders $800K in damages

The British Columbia Supreme Court has found mixed results in a case where a company developing anti-drone technology alleged that a competing company misused its confidential source code for its own benefit. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 4:56 PM

Need to tackle relationship between artificial intelligence, civil liability: legal institute Kristen Thomasen, University of British Columbia school of law

The current revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world but raising many questions — among them the question of who is, or should be, liable for choices made by intelligent machines operating autonomously, and what happens when a robot commits a tort. And a British Columbia-based legal think tank is undertaking a project aimed at helping to answer some of those questions. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2023 @ 11:12 AM - Last Updated: Monday, July 24, 2023 @ 7:18 PM

Eyes turn to Supreme Court of Canada’s western vacancy after close of applications Supreme Court Group Fall 2022 with Brown, O'Bonsawin

Before applications for the Supreme Court of Canada’s western and northern vacancy closed July 21, Law360 Canada spoke with lawyers, judges and academics about which qualified jurists might be appointed to the seat on the top court vacated last month by former justice Russell Brown. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2023 @ 1:56 PM

Firms must ‘move quickly’ as feds’ Tech Talent Strategy gains ‘momentum,’ lawyer says Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe

The recently launched Tech Talent Strategy has been drawing attention after the stream dedicated to 10,000 H-1B visa holders from the U.S. was maxed out 24 hours after it opened. Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, noted that while artificial intelligence (AI) is the “new frontier,” there are a lot of other areas growing in the tech space that lawyers should keep in mind as Canada reaches out for top tech talent. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 @ 2:50 PM

Legal experts question trailblazing AI disclosure directives from Canadian courts University of Waterloo professor Maura Grossman

Legal experts in professional ethics and computer science are questioning the recent trailblazing moves of two Canadian trial courts that issued novel practice directions requiring lawyers and litigants to disclose to the bench any use of “artificial intelligence” (AI) in their legal research and court submissions. ... [read more]