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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Eloise Gratton 2. Barry Sookman 3. Legal Post Blog 4. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 5. The Court

Eloise Gratton
VTech Data Breach Enforcement Actions – Guidance for Data Security and Privacy Law Compliance

The January 2018 OPC finding and settlement of VTech data breach enforcement actions by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the United States Federal Trade Commission provide important guidance for data security and compliance with personal information protection laws. Most importantly, organizations should establish a comprehensive information security management framework. To read BLG’s bulletin on…

Barry Sookman
Globe and Mail editorial attacks on Canadian creators and broadcasters: what’s up with the Globe?

There was a time you could count on The Globe and Mail to support the Canadian cultural industries and to favour legal frameworks designed to strengthen them. You could also count on the Globe not to be soft on content theft by commercial pirates that harm Canadian businesses and impede their ability to innovate. Recently, however, the Globe has taken one-sided positions opposite the creative community. Worse, it has taken these positions relying on inadequate research and supporting them with inaccurate factual assertions, in some cases by relying on writings of anti-copyright activist Michael Geist. …

Legal Post Blog
Loblaw’s $25 gift card terms in bread-price fixing offer not misleading, judge rules

An Ontario judge says it’s too early to determine the enforceability of Loblaw’s policy that those who get a $25 gift card waive their right to that sum in a future settlement …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
$15,000 Damages Assessed for Piracy of UFC 168

Adding to this site’s archived case summaries of combat sports piracy judgements, reasons were released last week by the US District Court, S.D. Texas Houston Division, ordering a Defendant to pay $15,000 in damages for piracy of UFC 168. In the recent case (Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Izalco Inc.) the Defendant broadcast UFC 168 in a …

The Court
On the Reasonableness of Reasons: Association of Justice Counsel v Canada

In Association of Justice Counsel v Canada (Attorney General), 2017 SCC 55 [Association of Justice Counsel] the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) elaborated on the relationship between the provisions of reasons…

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