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  • 26 Feb 2024 3:03 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Recorded on Friday, February 23, 2024 12 to 1 p.m. EST

    This program contains 1 EDI Professionalism Hour. 


    Maya Medeiros, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

    Carole Piovesan, Co-Founder at INQ Law

    Justine Gauthier, Director, AI Governance at Mila

    Kuljit Bhogal, Associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    Daniel Bourque, Assistant General Counsel at Workday

    Moderated by:

    Arun Krishnamurti, Senior Counsel, Google Canada

    The Federal government introduced Bill C-27, which includes the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) to establish requirements for the design, development, use, and provision of AI systems.

    AIDA would require entities responsible for high-impact AI systems to establish measures to identify, assess and mitigate the risks of harm or biased output that could result from the use of the system.

    AIDA integrates “biased output” and section 3 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (“CHRA”). Biased output is defined as content that is generated, or a decision, recommendation or prediction that is made, by an AI system and that adversely differentiates, directly or indirectly and without justification, in relation to an individual on one or more of the prohibited grounds of discrimination set out in section 3 of the CHRA, or on a combination of such prohibited grounds. Section 3 of the CHRA sets out the following prohibited grounds of discrimination: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered . Biased output does not include content, or a decision, recommendation or prediction, the purpose and effect of which are to prevent disadvantages that are likely to be suffered by, or to eliminate or reduce disadvantages that are suffered by, any group of individuals when those disadvantages would be based on or related to the prohibited grounds.

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  • 19 Dec 2023 2:16 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Recorded on Thursday, December 7, 2023 12 to 1 p.m. EST

    Cybersecurity insurance is a nascent product reacting to a fast-evolving threat landscape. Every business in every sector is vulnerable to data breach, ransomware, and other cyber attacks. New cyber threats are on the horizon and most of today’s coverage options are inadequate to cover them.

    Howard Smith for an informative lunchtime webinar, where he discusses what cyber insurance does and does not cover. Howard sheds light on the emerging cyber threats impacting industrial control systems and industrial IoT (internet of things) and the gaps in coverage these threats pose.

    This program contains 1 Professionalism Hour.  

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  • 19 Dec 2023 1:41 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

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    Recorded on October 25 to 26, 2023 at Hart House

    See the full agenda here

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    Purchase full recording (2 days):

    • CAN-TECH Law Member - $800 + HST
    • CAN-TECH Law In-house/Gov - $500 + HST
    • CAN-TECH Law Student - $150 + HST
    • Practising Lawyer non-member - $1,000 + HST
    • In-house/Gov non-member - $750 + HST
    • Student non-member - $200+ HST

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  • 19 Dec 2023 1:34 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

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    The recorded program provides 4 substantive hours of CPD.

    This was a first-of-its-kind CANTECH conference. The event was held from coast-to-coast – starting in Vancouver and ending in Halifax – with five offices (Vancouver, Regina, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax) each hosting one live panel and participating in the other panels via Zoom. This let the attendees participate in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner, while still getting all the benefits of the breadth and depth of experience that CANTECH’s members have to offer.

    Highlights include a conversation about limitations of liability and indemnity between Dana Siddle, a partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, and Rahim Esmail, Senior Counsel at TELUS, before moving on to Regina where Joseph Gill, a partner at McKercher LLP and Azure-Dee Ashton, Counsel at Saskatchewan Power Corporation discussed service levels.

    Andrew Alleyne, partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Mark Bowman, Senior Legal Counsel at Interac Corp. and Justice Agyemang, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada broke down clauses that are often overlooked, and by colour-coding parts of clauses that are pertinent to the buy- and sell-side the attendees developed a better understanding of the positions they should be advancing on behalf of their clients. 

    Montreal had Eugen Miscoi, associate at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, and Patrice Labonte, General Counsel North America, Valtech share their knowledge about privacy and cybersecurity issues in a contract. This panel dissected LinkedIn’s Data Processing Agreement, a DPA that probably has the biggest impact on the attendees.

    Finally, Jennifer Davidson, CANTECH’s president and partner at Deeth Williams Wall LLP, moderated a panel of David Fraser, a partner at McInnes Cooper, and Harj Gill, who most recently was Corporate Counsel for NTT Data Services, in an open and honest conversation about what lawyers new to the profession can do to ensure their success, the importance of mentorship, and how we can learn from our mistakes. (This was not recorded in order to allow for open and honest dialogue from our panel and audience).

    The hope was that the attendees would leave the conference feeling more confident and comfortable in their understanding of technology transactions, the contracts, and the issues that often come up in them. Based on the expertise the panelists shared, and the accompanying materials, mission accomplished.

    Spring Conference Co-chairs:

    Danielle Graff, Partner, MLT Aikins LLP

    Jacob Kojfman, Senior Legal Counsel, The Co-operators Group Limited


    The conference was recording in Vancouver, Regina, Toronto and Montreal.

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    Vancouver: Damage and Recovery: Liability and Indemnities

    Topics include:

    • What is “market” on limitations of liability (lump sum? fee multiples?)
    • Understanding what risks you are trying to allocate;
    • Alternatives to contractual risk allocation, such as insurance; and
    • Explaining all of this “lawyer stuff” to business teams.

    Moderator:  Jacob Kojfman, Senior Legal Counsel, The Co-operators Group Limited

    • Rahim Esmail, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS
    • Dana Siddle, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

    Regina: You Can’t always Get What You Want: Service Levels

    Topics include:

    • Understanding the give and take of service level commitments
    • Management of service levels
    • The price of non-conformance and alternatives to service level penalties
    Moderator: Danielle Graff, Partner, MLT Aikins LLP


    • Joseph Gill, Partner, McKercher LLP
    • Azure-Dee Ashton, Counsel, Saskatchewan Power Corporation

    Toronto: Everything is Awesome: Don’t Sleep on Everything Other Than Liability/SLAs and Cyber

    Topics include:

    • Key considerations for termination provisions;
    • Language essential to transition of services provisions upon termination, including portability of data and unique considerations for certain types of agreements, such as transition-out provisions in "x-as-a-service" agreements; and
    • The importance of governance, including the interplay between governance and acceptance criteria and assessing whether there is capacity to meet governance processes.
    Moderator: Andrew Alleyne, Partner, Fasken
    • Mark Bowman, Senior Legal Counsel, Interac Corp.
    • Justice Agyemang, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada
    Montreal: Every Breath You Take: Privacy and Cybersecurity

    Topics include:

    • Meeting statutory, industry and organizational requirements for privacy clauses;
    • Understanding the controller / processor relationship (if such a thing exists in Canada); and
    • Knowing what to look for, ask for and insist on for cybersecurity, including security provisions and incident notification.

    Moderator: Véronique Wattiez Larose, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


    • Eugen Miscoi, Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    • Patrice Labonté, General Counsel North America, Valtech



    • $100: CAN-TECH members
    • $125: Non-members
    • $40: CAN-TECH student members

    Special Instructions:

    • A link to access the webcast recording will be included in your registration confirmation.  Be sure to check your spam/junk folder.
    • There are no refunds
  • 8 Dec 2022 3:08 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Missed the conference?

    CPD from the Law Society of Ontario:

    • This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Professionalism Content
    • This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content
    • This program contains 16 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive Content

    Please see full list of CONFIRMED CPD here


    • $800 plus HST: CAN-TECH Law members
    • $500 plus HST: CAN-TECH Law In-house Counsel/Government members
    • $150 plus HST: CAN-TECH Law Student members
    • $1000 plus HST: Non-members
    • $750 plus HST: In-house Counsel/Government non-members
    • $200 plus HST: Student non-members
    Individual sessions may be requested by emailing

    Details to access the webcast will be emailed with your registration receipt. Please be sure to follow the instructions to access the webcast and materials.

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  • 8 Oct 2022 11:29 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Recorded October 4, 2022

    The sale and export of surveillance technology is a growing industry around the world with serious impacts on human rights, such as the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. Canadian companies are participants in this industry, raising important questions regarding human rights due diligence, ethics, and more. This presentation provides an introduction to this global industry and uses the example of spyware—a particularly intrusive form of surveillance which essentially turns your phone into a spy in your pocket—as a case study for discussing some of the key regulatory and other issues arising from the spread of surveillance technology.

    Siena Anstis is a Senior Legal Advisor with The Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Siena’s research focuses on international law, human rights, technology, and migration. Prior to joining Citizen Lab, Siena worked at Morrison & Foerster LLP in New York and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario Court of Appeal. Her recent publications discuss how Canadian internet-filtering technology has been misused by authoritarian regimes and how government procurement processes can inject transparency and accountability into the development of hacking technology.

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    CPD confirmed: 1 hour substantive


    • FREE for CAN-TECH Law members
    • $15 plus HST: Non-members

    Special Instructions:

    • A link to access the webcast recording will be included in your registration confirmation.  Be sure to check your spam/junk folder.
    • There are no refunds
  • 8 Oct 2022 11:22 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Recorded Thursday, September 29, 2022

    By forcing many employees to work from home, COVID-19 challenged long-accepted norms and expectations surrounding work and the workplace. For some, working remotely has been a welcome change, and at times a refuge from unwanted office dynamics such as microaggressions. Meanwhile, many organizations are keen to get “back to normal” and are requiring or encouraging employees to return to the office. With the knowledge that “normal” ways of working may not have always been inclusive, our panel seeks to explore how lessons learned from the pandemic can inform how we can make the return to office inclusive for everyone.


    • Shav Hasfal-Mcintosh – Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from WealthSimple
    • Nita Chhinzer, MBA, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Management, University of Guelph


    • Gian King – General Counsel at GS1 Canada
    • Lisa Danay Wallace – Partner at WeirFoulds LLP
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    CPD CONFIRMED: 1 hour Professionalism


    • FREE for CAN-TECH Law members
    • $15 plus HST: Non-members
  • 19 Jul 2022 7:50 AM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)
    Recorded Tuesday, July 19, 2022

    The federal government recently tabled Bill C-27 introducing updates to the federal private sector privacy regime and a new law on artificial intelligence. The newly proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act is the first attempt the government is taking to regulate the use of artificial intelligence in the private sector. Our speakers will give you an overview of the proposed Act and explore some of the key themes in more detail.


    Substantive hour: 1 hour

    Featured Speakers:

    Dongwoo Kim, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

    Dongwoo Kim is a summer student at INQ Law and a rising 2L at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

    Prior to law school, Dongwoo was a program manager at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, where he led the research initiatives on emerging technologies in the Asia-Pacific region, publishing reports and policy briefs on topics such as national-level AI policies, technology and geopolitics, and use of digital technology during COVID-19. His writing has been featured in publications such as The Globe and MailThe Diplomat, and Policy Options. He continues to write regularly on tech policies and trends for the Korea Economic Institute of America, a D.C.-based think tank.

    Dongwoo is an alumnus of the University of Alberta (B.A. Honours) and UBC (M.A. in Politics), and also spent a year at Peking University, where he was a Yenching Scholar and completed another M.A. in China Studies with a focus on international relations. Dongwoo is a Junior Fellow at Massey College and has volunteered for the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Studies (Privacy Law Reform group), Indigenous Law Journal, Korean Legal Clinic, and the Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Group at law school. He is fluent in Korean and Spanish, in addition to having basic Mandarin Chinese and French competencies. 

    Sarah Anderson Dykema, McInnes Cooper

    Sarah is a partner in the Privacy and Technology group at McInnes Cooper, based in Halifax. She works with a wide range of clients, including multinational businesses expanding into the Canadian market, tech start-ups, and organizations in the public sector. Sarah’s practice includes advising on compliance with Canadian privacy laws, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), technology contracting and licensing, consumer protection, and intellectual property matters. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (“CIPP/C”) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and is a frequent speaker on privacy and cybersecurity topics.

    Sarah is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the CBA (Privacy & Access Law) and CAN-TECH.

    Moderated by:

    Kuljit Bhogal, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    Kuljit is an associate in the Privacy and Data Management practice group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Kuljit’s practice focuses on a wide range of matters in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, technology, artificial intelligence, and data governance and regulatory compliance matters. She advises clients on privacy matters, including regulatory compliance with applicable provincial, federal and international requirements; privacy policies and procedures; privacy impact assessments; investigating and managing data breach and cybersecurity incidents; and privacy issues in mergers and acquisitions.

    As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C), Kuljit has in-depth knowledge of Canadian information privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels. 

    Webcast Purchase:

    • FREE for CAN-TECH Law members
    • $15 plus HST: Non-members

    Special Instructions:

    • A link to access the webcast recording will be included in your registration confirmation.  Be sure to check your spam/junk folder.
    • There are no refunds

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  • 7 Jun 2022 9:10 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Bios of Conference Speakers

    Recorded June 7-8, 2022

    2022 CAN-TECH Spring Conference: Moving fast without breaking things.



    Conference Co-chairs:

    Marie-Claire Albanese, Director, Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Green Shield Canada

    Ron Lo, General Counsel, Symend

    The world of law and technology never stops innovating.  Join us for CAN-TECH Law’s Moving Fast without Breaking Things Virtual Conference on June 7-8th, 2022 for the latest insights from Canada’s top legal practitioners as they opine on legal trends and developments in cybersecurity, electronic monitoring, international data ownership and the legal ethics of cryptocurrency in a globalized but conflicted world. New this year, CAN-TECH will offer a hands-on workshop on negotiation, especially adapted for post pandemic environments.

    Spring Conference Recording pricing:

    • $300.00 plus HST: CAN-TECH Law members
    • $200.00 plus HST: CAN-TECH Law In-house Counsel/Government members
    • $50.00 plus HST: CAN-TECH Law Student members
    • $400.00 plus HST: Non-members

    NO REFUNDS. Details to webcast will be emailed with registration receipt. Please be sure to follow the instructions to access the webcast and materials.

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  • 19 May 2022 9:29 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

    Recorded on Thursday, May 19, 2022, 12:30 to 2 p.m. EDT


    Webcast Purchase:

    • FREE for CAN-TECH Law members
    • $15 plus HST: non-members
    CPD: 1.5 hours substantive


    • A link to access the webcast recording will be included in your registration confirmation.  Be sure to check your spam/junk folder.
    • There are no refunds

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