Articles By Monica Goyal

Watch out for the enemy within

Quick – name a security risk to your business that represents over half of security attacks. Did you think “people inside my business?” Probably not. Yet the 2015 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Monica Goyal

Keep your premium low – don’t be a schmo

As you head into the new year, you may be looking to renew your insurance and here is something you should watch for: the schmo tax! That’s what people are calling insurers’ practice

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Monica Goyal

Safe Harbour? Say what?

Are you a Google Apps user? Do you recall getting an email that began like this? “Please note that the update below is relevant only if you process personal data and European Data

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Monica Goyal

The Internet may be global; the courts are not

Have you ever read something online that someone has written about you and found it so negative that you wondered, “How can I take this down?” If so, you are not alone. Many

Published on: October 23rd, 2015 Monica Goyal

Ellen Pao may have failed in court, but she’s started an important conversation

The Ellen Pao versus Kleiner Perkins case in Silicon Valley has been wonderfully interesting to follow. If you haven't been following it, the San Francisco case saw Reddit's interim CEO, claiming gender discrimination

Published on: May 25th, 2015 Monica Goyal

4 common misconceptions with CASL

July was CASL's first month in effect, and it's been generating a lot of discussion and reactions.  With so much discussion around the new legislation, a couple of misunderstandings have grown to become

Published on: July 30th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Google’s new “Sponsored Email” feature – is it CASL-compliant?

Google’s new “Sponsored Email” feature is being rolled out and tested slowly across many areas. The program has been in some states in the United States for at least a year, but now it's

Published on: June 6th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Will Google bring the right to be forgotten to Canada?

About a year ago on, I examined the question whether we had the right to be forgotten. Then, It seemed that individual’s ability to be forgotten on the Internet was still up

Published on: May 30th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Hong Kong VC firm appoints AI to Board of Directors

Our future robotic overlords took one step closer to realizing their future of world domination.  In what can only be a page ripped directly from Skynet’s playbook, Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong

Published on: May 16th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Freedom of speech gives Baidu right to censorship, judge rules

The U.S. courts upheld first amendment rights of Baidu, a Chinese search engine that's also the world's third-largest with an estimated 70 per cent share of the Chinese-language market. Baidu won the court

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Why having a social media policy is a good idea

Laraine Cook was a substitute teacher and girls' basketball coach in the Pocatello School District in Idaho. Over the summer break, she and her boyfriend attended a family reunion.  Cook posted pictures of

Published on: February 14th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Google Glass while driving court case illustrates legal challenges for innovative tech

A traffic case out of California highlighted for many the concerns around whether the current "hands free legislation" - no texting while driving - should be extended to wearable technology. Cecilia Abadie was

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Monica Goyal

Internet gambling: Play at your own risk

By Monica Goyal and Jonathan MacKenzie Next time you log on to PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker – be aware that you play at your own risk. The Canadian Criminal Code explicitly makes

Published on: November 12th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The lifetime capital gains exemption

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business ( There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: A recap

As we draw to the close of our “Corporation 101” series for Small Business Month here on ITBusiness, I thought it may be worthwhile to briefly recap the topics that we have looked

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal