Disruptive technologies: A Canadian lawyer’s perspective on the evolution of law-practice technology

Disruptive technology continues to change the way we practice law. We have truly come a long way from the early days of practice in the '70s when calculating Statements of Adjustment in real

Published on: June 24th, 2015 Lou Milrad

Two paths to prepare for CASL: Express and implied consent

With the enactment of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) around the corner, it's hard to know what kind of message your business is allowed to send to reach customers, and what kind of message

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

Privacy Commissioner satisfied with response from ‘leaky’ Web sites

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has received responses from all of the organizations that were found to be leaking users’ personal information, the office tells ITBusiness.ca.At the end of September, the commissioner reported

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

From lawful access to Quebec student riots, democracy goes social

It wasn't just the students protesting in the streets of Montreal that doomed the political career of Line Beauchamp, who recently resigned as Quebec's education minister. As Beauchamp later stated herself, it was

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s anti-spam law takes effect next year

The country's long awaited anti-spam law will be implemented in 2013, according to Industry Minister Christian Paradis. Speaking at the Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum in Stratford, Ont., this week, the minister said

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

12 fixes for Canada’s proposed lawful access bill

Over the last couple of weeks we have posted several stories and blogs concerning Bill C-30 also known as the Lawful Access Bill.We've reported about how the proposed online surveillance legislation would be

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Alleged scam victims claim telemarketer’s tapes were

A Montreal telemarketing firm facing charges of fraud has launched a counter-attack against its detractors by posting online taped conversations with customers that complained against the firm. Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) claims

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Legalize crowdfunding or risk losing startups to U.S., CATA says

Canadian tech entrepreneurs will lag behind their American rivals if Canada doesn't mirror U.S. moves to allow online crowdfunding for startups, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance warns. Under current U.S. and Canadian laws,

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Video Rewind: Anti-spam advice from MessageLabs

Canada's anti-spam law - it's been debated by politicians for years and security companies have long warned that businesses need to prepare for it, and now it's finally happening. Canada'a parliament passed Bill

Published on: January 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Legal issues to think about for 2012

by Monica Goyal The beginning of the year is great time to do a legal check up. Consider the following as you go into the New Year. 1.      Refresh your will – Revisiting

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Hands-free phones impair driving

You may be aware of the dangers of driving and texting, using mobile apps, or talking with a handset. But did you know that just talking--even on a hands-free device, such as a

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Canada not a pirate haven after all, software group says

The Business Software Alliance, anti-software piracy group has long characterized Canada as a haven for software pirates but a recent survey from the group indicates that the country actually ranks among the lowest

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Online dispute resolution saves firms time and money

By Monica Goyal Those among us who have been in business disputes know that business disputes are inconvenient and stressful, and drain precious resources. We want them to be resolved as quickly and

Published on: July 28th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Why tech innovation comes slow in legal profession

 By Monica Goyal This past weekend, I was a panelist on “Legal Techs in a Brave New World” at lawTechCamp (hosted by the University of Toronto, Centre for Innovation, Law and Policy).  My

Published on: June 27th, 2011 Monica Goyal