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snIP/ITs Blog Monthly Review

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May 7, 2015


Below is our Month in Review for April, highlighting posts on our snIP/ITs blog. You can follow the links to any of these specific posts, or you can visit the blog at www.canadiantechlawblog.com.

CASL Reduced Legitimate Email as Much as “Spam”: Cloudmark Study
By Keith Rose on April 30th, 2015

As part of its 2015 Q1 Security Threat Report, the network security firm Cloudmark has released an empirical analysis of email traffic in Canada, following the coming-into-force of Canada’s anti-spam law (informally known as “CASL”). The results show that CASL has had a measurable effect on email in Canada, but the effect may not be what the government intended. Continue Reading

PM(NOC) Proceedings: Teva defeats VELCADE cancer treatment patent
By Bart Nowak and David Tait on April 17th, 2015

In reasons dated February 26, 2015, Justice Barnes dismissed Janssen’s application for an order prohibiting the Minister of Health from issuing a Notice of Compliance to Teva for the compound bortezomib until the expiry of Canadian Letters Patent 2,203,936 (the ‘936 Patent). The ‘936 Patent relates to bortezomib and its use to treat cancer. Continue Reading

FIPA Report Calls For Unnecessary Regulation of Auto Sector Privacy: Are Other Sectors of the Economy Next?
By Helen Fotinos, George S. Takach and Kirsten Thompson on April 10th, 2015

On March 24, the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) released a report titled, The Connected Car: Who Is In the Driver’s Seat (the “Report”). The 123-page Report describes the increasing use of digital features and services in today’s automobiles and, among other things, recommends that the federal government enact data protection regulations aimed specifically at the auto sector. The Report is authored principally by Phillippa Lawson, formerly the Executive Director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic. Continue Reading

McCarthy Tétrault launches CyberLex blog
By McCarthy Tétrault LLP on April 1st, 2015

McCarthy Tétrault has just launched its twelfth blog, CyberLex, at http://www.canadiancybersecuritylaw.com. This blog discusses trends and developments in cybersecurity, privacy and data protection law in Canada and internationally; offers practical suggestions and insights on how these issues affect companies in a wide variety of industries; and provides guidance on how to address various challenges and opportunities created by technology and legislative developments. Please visit the blog!

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