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snIP/ITs Blog Monthly Review

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November 4, 2014


Lapse of Alberta PIPA Thwarted
By Roland Hung on October 31st, 2014

In my blog dated October 17, 2014, titled, “Impending Lapse of PIPA Creates Uncertainty”, I explored the consequences of PIPA being struck had the Alberta government failed to amend PIPA to comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom (Charter) and meet the November 15, 2014 deadline. Since my October 17, 2014 blog, …

CASL Enforcement: Much Ado About Nothing?
By Kirsten Thompson on October 29th, 2014

Was it all for nothing? CASL, I mean. The mad rush towards the July 1, 2014 deadline, the thousands (in many cases, hundreds of thousands) of dollars spent on compliance, the escalating salvo of shrill e-entreaties to please, please, please provide consent. All the hype, all the fuss and... nothing. Was it Y2K all over again? …

Impending Lapse of PIPA Creates Uncertainty
By Roland Hung and Kimberly Macnab on October 17th, 2014

On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62 (United Food), and despite a one-year stay to allow for necessary amendments, delay on the part of the Alberta government …

Canada and the EU Successfully Conclude CETA: What It Means to the Pharmaceutical Industry
By Sanjaya Mendis and Steve Mason on October 2nd, 2014

On September 26, 2014, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada and the European Union have successfully concluded negotiations on a new trade agreement, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that was five years in the making, and publicly released the consolidated text of the agreement. CETA is deeper in substance and broader in scope …

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