technology

  • 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.

  • No fly zone- new PIPEDA guidance on inappropriate data practices

    Jun 18, 2018

    On May 24, Canada’s federal privacy regulator, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, released a critical interpretation document intended to guide how companies subject to the federal private sector privacy act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, will be allowed to collect, use and disclose personal information, as viewed from the perspective of the reasonable person.

  • BCF launches angel fund for startups

    BCF launches angel fund for startups

    May 29, 2018

    All 70 partners with Montreal’s BCF Business Law are pooling their money in what is believed to be the first super angel fund created by a law firm in Canada.

  • Time Management along the space/time continuum

    May 22, 2018

    Getting back to time management, associations come up with suggestions to maximize time available for billing such as the following:

  • Blockchain Reaction

    Blockchain Reaction

    May 14, 2018

    The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.

  • Can you trust blockchain?

    May 14, 2018

    Every few years, the legal profession is told that some new breakthrough technology is going to change the profession forever.

  • Brave new world: some legal considerations in using AI and IoT Systems

    May 14, 2018

    Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are hot subjects (and buzzwords) for lawyers in 2018. Beyond the hype, however, lies a plethora of legal and business issues.