snIP/ITs Blog Monthly Review

Social Media, Disclosure and Securities Regulation
By Roland Hung and Jeremy Busch-Howel on March 28th, 2013

On July 3, 2012, the CEO of Netflix Inc. did what many of us frequently do: updated his Facebook account. However, he updated his account with a post stating that Netflix viewing "exceeded 1 billion hours" in the month of June. This post was viewable by over 200,000 Facebook fans. Netflix Inc. shares rose 6.2% …

Status Update: Social Media in the Changing Landscape of Litigation in Canada
By Roland Hung and Jeremy Busch-Howel on March 21st, 2013

Information disseminated through social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn is of growing utility in litigation matters. Evidence obtained from social media accounts by way of discovery preservation and production orders has significantly strengthened the positions of litigating parties. This should come as no surprise as individuals routinely "post" messages, thoughts, pictures and experiences…

Bill C-30 Update — Obituary: The Conservative government abandons Internet surveillance bill
By Rish Handa on February 19th, 2013

Almost a year after the bill’s introduction on Valentine’s Day in 2012 by Canada’s public safety minister, Vic Toews, the Conservative government abandoned its attempt to modernize the Criminal Code through Bill C-30. The purpose of the proposed legislation was to provide law enforcement with a facilitated mechanism to track the digital activities of suspects …

Interdiction de publicité destinée aux enfants : le nouveau guide de l’OPC 
By Natacha Engel on February 4th, 2013

L’Office de la protection du consommateur (OPC) lance son nouveau guide d’application des articles 248 et 249 de la Loi sur la protection du consommateur (LPC) concernant la publicité à but commercial destinée à des personnes de moins de 13 ans. Le Québec est la seule juridiction en Amérique du Nord ayant adopté des dispositions…