Lisa R. Lifshitz

Lisa R. Lifshitz

Lisa R. Lifshitz is a partner in Torkin Manes’ Business Law Group, specializing in technology and privacy law, and is the leader of the firm’s Technology, Privacy and Data Management Group. She has been nationally and internationally recognized for her technology law expertise and enjoys writing and speaking on technology law issues. She is the immediate past president of the Canadian IT Law Association. The views presented here are the author's alone.

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Cybersecurity in the time of pandemic

Safe computing still needs to be practised while working from home, says Lisa R. Lifshitz

Online ticket seller faces the music on extra fees

Competition Bureau’s ruling on drip pricing is a warning for online vendors, says Lisa Lifshitz

IP Addresses No Longer Protected in Alberta

From a privacy perspective, the decision is “exceedingly troubling” argues Lisa Lifshitz

Beware the Zombie Software!

Legacy software poses an increasing data security risk to corporations, argues Lisa Lifshitz

Connecting the right way this holiday season

How not to deck the halls with boughs of folly when smart shopping, writes Lisa Lifshitz

PIPEDA mandatory breach notification provisions turn one

Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s blog post describes data breaches, numbers and trends

Ethical Open Source: Is the world ready?

Ethical Open Source: Is the world ready?

Open source status quo is challenged by developers unsatisfied with current state of ethics, writes Lisa Lifshitz

California now has toughest law in U.S. for the collection of personal information

California now has toughest law in U.S. for the collection of personal information

Lisa Lifshitz writes California’s new privacy law may be new benchmark for similar laws across the U.S

A Fine Mess: the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office's proposed GDPR fines

The calm of the lazy, hazy July summer was recently shattered by two announcements from the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office that sent a shiver down the spine of many companies. Demonstrating that Europe’s privacy regulators are not afraid to flex their muscles and use their authority to levy significant financial penalties to drive compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the ICO’s proclamation of its intention to levy significant fines against British Airways and Marriott International, Inc. showcases the truly incredible power of increased financial penalties under this law.

Tech competence should be required

Arguably, all lawyers should understand basic information security practices and ensure they have reasonable policies and measures in place to protect client data against intrusion.