technology

  • OSFI unveils new technology and cybersecurity breach requirements

    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.

  • The state of legal tech

    The state of legal tech

    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.

  • Getting billing data under control

    Getting billing data under control

    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.

  • Our most important tool

    Feb 4, 2019

    If you speak with any legal tech entrepreneur long enough, talk often shifts from cool new technologies to human behaviour.

  • Blakes hosts demo day to show how it's working with emerging legal tech companies

    Blakes hosts demo day to show how it's working with emerging legal tech companies

    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.

  • Dude, where’s my data? The OPC’s privacy guidance to cannabis retailers and purchasers

    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.

  • Ethics by design: Canada adopts AI ethics and data protection declaration

    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.

  • Understanding the two faces of Legal technology and AI

    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.

  • Security by design: California’s new IoT security laws

    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.

  • Leveraging chatbots

    Leveraging chatbots

    Nov 12, 2018

    The size of the chatbot market is growing exponentially.

  • From hype to productivity

    Oct 15, 2018
  • Critical topics facing the legal community

    Critical topics facing the legal community

    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.

  • Critical topics facing the legal community

    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.

  • B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    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.

  • Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    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.

  • Bound for legal tech

    Bound for legal tech

    Jul 23, 2018

    Puneet Tiwari always knew he wanted to be a tech innovator despite the uncertainties.

  • Malware begone!

    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.

  • Using technology for efficiencies

    Using technology for efficiencies

    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.

  • Embracing the possibilities of technology

    Embracing the possibilities of technology

    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.

  • Bit by Bitcoin mining

    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.