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. Official Clio Blog 2. Canadian Cybersecurity Law 3. David Whelan 4. Know How 5. BC Injury Law Blog

Official Clio Blog
TikTok Ban: A 2024 Update (and What You Should Know)

If you’re one of the one billion monthly active TikTok users worldwide—or a devout “LawTok” follower—you’ve probably seen news stories discussing an upcoming TikTok ban in the United States. With legislation targeting the regulation or outright banning of TikTok in American jurisdictions, there’s a lot going on—which is why we’re providing a TikTok ban update. Below, we’ll cover what TikTok is, a quick run-down on the current TikTok-related legislation in the United States, and the potential implications of these legislative changes. …

Canadian Cybersecurity Law
Frequently Asked Questions – PIPEDA’s Security Breach Obligations

Canada’s federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) imposes obligations on private sector organizations that suffer a breach of security safeguards affecting personal information under their control. Details of those obligations are set out in PIPEDA, the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations and the guidance document titled “What you need to know about mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards” issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) (the “Guidance”). …

David Whelan
Mind the Gap

I was talking with some folks recently and someone asked why our law library hired part-time staff. Was it for financial reasons? It isn’t and the financial rationale—a part-timer saves costs because you cut out benefits and other perqs full-timers get—is one reason I have avoided creating or keeping part-time roles at other organizations I’ve worked in. But we use part-timers at our law library to build in resilience in our public-facing roles. They are an example of utilization planning. …

Know How
House of Bills: March 18-21, 2024

Hello and welcome back to our regularly scheduled Bill summary programming. Our summary of Bill activity for the March 18-21 sitting week is ready for you: Bill 81, Croatian Heritage Day Act, 2024 …

BC Injury Law Blog
BC Supreme Court Judge “Unable to Presume That ICBC Will Conduct Itself Honourably Moving Forward”

Pointed reasons for judgment released this week by the BC Supreme Court showed just how poorly ICBC fulfilled their obligations to an individual they insured despite making promises to the court that they will be fair. Madam Justice Murray noted she is “unable to presume that ICBC will conduct itself honourably moving forward“. Here is the context. In the recent case (Taylor v. Peters) the Plaintiff suffered serious injuries in a 2017 crash. She was not at fault. Back then BC crash victims still enjoyed the right to sue for proper compensation. …



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