- Feb 11, 2019
In addition to ensuring their compliance with Canada’s new federal mandatory data breach and breach-of-security-safeguards reporting requirements under the private sector Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, federally regulated financial institutions will soon have additional regulatory reporting requirements regarding technology and cybersecurity incidents, thanks to a recent Advisory promulgated by The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
Feb 4, 2019
Very late last year, Tel Aviv-based business-to-business company LawGeex announced that total 2018 investment in legal technology — a.k.a. “law tech” or (more frequently) “legal tech” — had surpassed US$1 billion.
Feb 4, 2019
When Aniz Alani arrived at the City of Abbotsford in early 2017 as the municipality’s first in-house counsel, he quickly identified one area in particular he knew he needed to get some control over — managing the bills coming in from external law firms.
- Feb 4, 2019
If you speak with any legal tech entrepreneur long enough, talk often shifts from cool new technologies to human behaviour.
Jan 21, 2019
It’s not often you see a mini trade show of technology vendors set up inside one of Canada’s largest national law firms, but in an effort to show clients how it is working to innovate with the emerging legal ecosystem, Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP opened its doors to host a tech demo day last week in Toronto.
- Jan 14, 2019
With much fanfare, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. On December 17, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada published preliminary guidance for cannabis retailers and customers regarding the protection of personal information collected during such transactions, including online transactions.
- Dec 10, 2018
Canada has added its voice to the global chorus of data protection and privacy commissioners calling for fairness, transparency and privacy by design as 'core values' in the development of artificial intelligence by co-sponsoring the Declaration on Ethics and Data Protection in Artificial Intelligence.
- Nov 19, 2018
I am a strong advocate for the adoption of legal technology and artificial intelligence. Not only do I believe that the adoption of legal tech will make lawyers more efficient and able to provide better more affordable services to clients, but I believe there will be a time, very soon, when not using legal technology tools will risk a lawyer being found to be in a possible breach of their professional obligations.
- Nov 19, 2018
On Sept. 28, California became the first U.S. state to specifically regulate the security of connected devices, otherwise known as the Internet of Things or IoT devices.
Nov 12, 2018
The size of the chatbot market is growing exponentially.
- Oct 15, 2018
Oct 1, 2018
Throughout 2018, Canadian Lawyer, with research partners RSM Canada and CIBC, invited members of the legal community to provide input on six critical topics facing the legal community.
Oct 1, 2018
Law firms are under increasing pressure to run their businesses more effectively. Throughout 2018, Canadian Lawyer, with research partners RSM Canada and CIBC, invited members of the legal community to provide input on six critical topics facing the legal community, including diversity, succession planning, talent, growth/capitalization, expense control and technology.
Sep 11, 2018
B.C.’s Okanagan incubator atmosphere for new technology startups is spurring work for the legal sector as support ranges from incorporations and patents to multi-million-dollar transactions. According to a local 2016 study, the technology sector is valued at $1.3 billion — and growing — with 600 companies employing 8,000 individuals.
Jul 31, 2018
Judge ordered man to turn over the equivalent of $3.7 million in "PlexCoin" tokens to the court-appointed administrator by the following day or be found in contempt of court.
Jul 23, 2018
Puneet Tiwari always knew he wanted to be a tech innovator despite the uncertainties.
- Jul 16, 2018
On July 11, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued its first notices of violation to two Canadian companies that allegedly contravened the installation of computer program prohibitions under Canada's anti-spam legislation.
Jul 12, 2018
Electronic billing, Skype for business and document management software. In-house counsel are embracing technology to streamline operations. They are also looking to embrace other practices to help serve their business units better. In this third of four videos covering the 13th Annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse General Counsel Roundtable, the participants discuss how they are looking to technology to get work done faster.
Jul 3, 2018
For our 13th annual General Counsel Roundtable, we decided to focus the conversation on the impact of technology on in-house departments.
- Jun 25, 2018
Notwithstanding the price volatility, the benefits of mining Bitcoin remain attractive for those that know where to look. And by look, I mean look for cheap electricity.