Lisa K. Abe-Oldenburg

Lisa K. Abe-Oldenburg

Bennett Jones LLP

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The Internet of Things and Canadian Copyright Law

Many of you have read about the dispute over copyright ownership of the monkey-selfie, where a primate took a digital photo that went viral and for which the owner of the camera tried to claim ownership. Ultimately the U.S....more

9/24/2014 - Canada Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet of Things Popular

New Prepaid Payment and Promotional Product Regulations in Canada

On May 1, 2014, Canada’s Prepaid Payment Products Regulations came into force. The new regulations apply to all prepaid payment products and promotional products, whether physical or electronic, issued in Canada by federally...more

5/2/2014 - Canada FCAC National Bank Act New Regulations Prepaid Payment Products

Australia Changes Privacy Act to Apply to Foreign Websites

Effective March 12, 2014, Australia will adopt new legislation which will require compliance by Canadian businesses that have a website and collect personal information from Australians, or have an Australian link. Software...more

2/27/2014 - Australia Canada Data Brokers Privacy Laws Websites

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law to Come into Force on July 1, 2014 – Time to Get Ready!

On December 4, 2013, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry announced that Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) will come into force on July 1, 2014....more

12/6/2013 - Anti-Spam Legislation Canada CASL Compliance

Canada Issues New Prepaid Card and Payment Product Rules

The Canadian government has announced the launch of a consultation on a comprehensive financial consumer code and the final publication in the Canada Gazette of Prepaid Payment Products Regulations increasing protection of...more

12/4/2013 - Canada Prepaid Payment Products

New Rules in Canada for Payments Contracts

New rules came into effect in Canada on Nov 12, 2013 dealing with contracts between merchants and payment providers (including banks), payment networks, payment hardware providers or multiple service providers, in the credit...more

11/20/2013 - Canada Credit Cards Debit Cards Disclosure Requirements Payment Processors Transparency

Case Against VISA and MasterCard Dismissed

In a ruling from Ottawa yesterday, Canada’s Competition Tribunal dismissed the case against Visa Canada Corporation and MasterCard International Incorporated (CT-2010-10), without costs, noting that some of the reasons for...more

7/24/2013 - Canada Dismissals Fees MasterCard Visa Inc

Privacy Reform Coming in Light of Big Data

Canada’s Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart today released a position paper which offers a roadmap for modernizing Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law, Personal Information Protection and Electronic...more

5/24/2013 - Big Data Canada Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information PIPEDA

The Legal Issues of Cloud-based Computing Services

Business leaders are under tremendous pressure to maximize the value of their company's IT and data. Staying on top of the ever-changing technology and tools available today can be daunting and give rise to complex legal...more

4/25/2013 - Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information

CPA issues Amendments to Electronic Data and Document Rules and Standards

The Canadian Payments Association has issued amendments to Automated Clearing and Settlement System (ACSS) Rules and Standards, which came into effect on April 22, 2013....more

4/24/2013 - Amended Regulation Canada Data Protection Documentation Mobile Payments Required Documentation

Supreme Court Rules Text Messages are Private Communications

The Supreme Court of Canada in R v. Telus has ruled that text messaging is essentially another form of conversation and should receive the same protection to which private communications are entitled under the Criminal Code....more

3/28/2013 - Canada Private Communications Texting Warrants

FAQ on the Proposed Canadian Regulations for Prepaid Payment Products

Retailers and Financial Institutions in Canada need to be aware of the proposed Prepaid Payment Product Regulations which will apply to both physical and electronic payment cards that are, or can be, loaded with funds and...more

11/30/2012 - Prepaid Payment Products

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