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New and Emerging ISO Standards for Outsourcing

  • 03 février 2015
  • Matt Wanford and Sam Ip

An overview of the new standards relevant to outsourcing, and in particular, the following: (1) ISO 37500:2014 on Outsourcing; (2) ISO/IEC 27018:2014 on Cloud Privacy; and (3) ISO/IEC CD 27017 (draft) on Cloud Security.

Technologies de l'information et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) seeks declaration of invalidity and non-infringement of Long QT syndrome gene patents

  • 09 décembre 2014
  • Cameron Weir

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has recently sought a declaration of invalidity and non-infringement of certain patents covering genes implicated in Long QT syndrome, an inherited cardiac disorder. This case is drawing considerable interest from stakeholders, as Canadian courts have yet to directly consider the issue of whether isolated human genes are patentable under Canadian patent law.

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Ontario Wireless Services Agreements Act In-force

  • 09 décembre 2014
  • Matthew Wanford

On April 1, 2014, Ontario’s Wireless Services Agreement Act (WSAA) came into force. The WSAA applies to consumer wireless agreements (Agreements) entered into or renewed after April 1, 2014, where, at the time when the transaction took place, the supplier of the wireless services or the consumer was located in Ontario. The WSAA is intended to supplement the protections under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (CPA) and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) code.

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The Impact of the Amazon Decision on Canadian Practice

  • 01 avril 2014
  • Gregory G. Forrest

The decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Amazon.com, Inc., 2011 FCA 328 (Amazon FCA) will have a significant impact on Canadian companies in the software, information technology, and financial industries. Gregory G. Forrest reviews the impact of the decision and its ripple effects.

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Bitcoin E-Gold Rush: Unregulated Technology Gains Currency

  • 01 avril 2014
  • Catherine Doyle, Stephanie M. Robinson, Stefanie Di Francesco

A look at the inherent risks if Bitcoin. Heralded as "the currency of the future", in November, 2013 a unit of bitcoin briefly became more valuable than an ounce of gold, soaring to $1,242 from less than $15 in January, 2013. Unlike gold and traditional currencies, bitcoins have no intrinsic value and are not backed by a national central bank. Bitcoins derive their value solely from market demand.

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New Standard Provides Guidance on Cardholder Data Security

  • 14 janvier 2014
  • Christine Ing, Jacqueline Shinfield and David Feldman

The PCI SSC recently announced version 3.0 of the PCI DSS. Version 3.0 becomes effective on January 1, 2014, with certain requirements that are not effective until July 1, 2015. Version 2.0 will remain active until December 31, 2014 to ensure adequate time for organizations to make the transition.

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