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New Remediation Agreements For Corporate Crime
Remediation agreements, known as deferred prosecution agreements in the United States and United Kingdom, are a new tool for enforcing and resolving corporate crime in Canada.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
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Does The Public Have The Right To Know Who The Top Billing Doctors Are?
The public has a right to know the names of Ontario's top billing doctors, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on August 3, 3018 in Ontario Medical Association v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner).
Canada
15 Aug 2018
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Canada's Privacy Commissioner Recommends European-Style "Right To Be Forgotten"
Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released an important draft Position on Online Reputation (paper).
Canada
9 Feb 2018
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What Conduct Gives Rise To Criminal Liability For "Fraud"?
The Criminal Code contains a number of offences that are directed at what have traditionally been viewed as "commercial" crimes.
Canada
18 Jan 2018
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No More Grease Payments - Canada Repeals Exception For Facilitation Payments
Companies need to re-evaluate their compliance programs.
Canada
2 Nov 2017
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Confirms That Online Newspapers Are Still "Newspapers"
On July 7, 2017, in John v. Ballingall, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (Court) confirmed that an online newspaper is a "newspaper" within the meaning of the Ontario Libel and Slander Act (LSA), ...
Canada
20 Jul 2017
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Ontario Court Upholds Landmark Anti-Bribery Conviction
On July 6, 2017, in R. v. Karigar, the Ontario Court of Appeal (Court) dismissed an appeal by Mr. Nazir Karigar of his conviction for agreeing to offer a bribe to a foreign public official...
Canada
17 Jul 2017
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RCMP Charge Calgary Man With Conspiracy To Bribe Thai Officials
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have recently laid charges against the president of a Canadian commercial aircraft company under the federal Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act...
Canada
13 Dec 2016
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SCC Upholds Solicitor-Client, Litigation Privilege In Recent Rulings
In two decisions released on November 25, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) affirmed the fundamental importance of litigation privilege and solicitor-client privilege.
Canada
30 Nov 2016
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Mike Duffy Acquittal Sheds Light On Criminal Code Corruption Offences
Last week's acquittal of Senator Mike Duffy on fraud, corruption and bribery offences shows Ontario courts will not find "corrupt" intent lightly.
Canada
6 May 2016
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Ontario Court Finds Cellphone Tower "Metadata" Is Private
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Court) recently ruled in R. v. Rogers Communications that broad cellphone "tower dump" production orders are unconstitutional as unreasonable seizures...
Canada
22 Jan 2016
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Warrant Required To Produce Internet Usage Information To Police: Supreme Court
In a landmark decision, R. v. Spencer, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in Internet usage information.
Canada
17 Jun 2014
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Karigar Receives Three Years In Landmark Corruption Sentencing
Nazir Karigar was sentenced to three years in prison for offering to bribe foreign officials contrary to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Canada
30 May 2014
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Photographer Wins US$1.2-Million For Photos Taken From Social Media
A federal jury in New York City recently awarded photographer Daniel Morel US$1.2-million in damages for copyright infringement after two media companies sold photographs he posted to Twitter.
Canada
30 Dec 2013
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Private-Sector Information Provided To Government At Risk Of Disclosure
Private-sector entities regularly provide confidential information to government for a host of reasons – regulatory filings, responses to requests for proposals, contractual negotiations and others.
Canada
19 Dec 2013
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U.K. Defamation Law May Lead To Greater Protection For Canadian Website Operators
Canadian website operators may indirectly benefit from proposed legislation in the United Kingdom.
Canada
28 Jun 2012
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Recognizes New Privacy Tort
In a landmark decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has recognized the existence of a tort of invasion of privacy in a decision released January 18, 2012.
Canada
12 Feb 2012
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Confidentiality Orders and the Open Court Principle - More Court Documents Seeing Light of Day
Commercial litigants may not be able to count on confidentiality orders to protect sensitive documents, "even when sought on consent".
Canada
8 Dec 2010
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