Wendy Hulton

Wendy Hulton

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While your home is your castle where privacy is concerned, not so much for your car: Or what does automotive technology, privacy...

For a number of years, auto manufacturers have been quietly installing something akin to black boxes in passenger cars. Originally, these devices were solely for airbag deployment, but today, these boxes or SDM’s (Sensing...more

8/1/2016 - Admissible Evidence Auto Manufacturers Black Box Canada Drunk Driving Leave to Appeal Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Right to Privacy Supreme Court of Canada Wrongful Death

Hello Insurers – Court says CGL may Cover Privacy Breaches Occurring Prior to 2014

In April 2013, Glens Falls Hospital admitted that the medical records for more than 2,300 of its patients were stored for several months on an unprotected computer server. The hospital’s outside records contractor, Portal...more

5/2/2016 - Appeals Commercial General Liability Policies Data Breach Data Security Duty to Defend Hospitals Internet Medical Records Policy Exclusions

Healthcare Legal News Volume 5 Number 2

According to a recent study by Accenture, by 2017 approximately 18 percent of the American public will purchase insurance through exchanges versus relying on traditional employer healthcare coverage or foregoing insurance...more

4/10/2015 - Advertising Affordable Care Act B2B Transactions Canada CMS Damages Data Breach EHR FDA FTC Health Care Providers Health Insurance Health IT Healthcare HHS HIPAA Incentives Marketing mHealth Mobile Apps Right to Privacy Telemedicine

PHIPA offers “no shelter” to Ontario Hospital from class proceedings for breach of privacy

Back in 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal recognized the tort of invasion of privacy – fast forward to the recent string of privacy breaches of personal information held by health care facilities in Ontario. Along comes...more

3/3/2015 - Canada Class Action Hospitals Patient Confidentiality Breaches

Franchise and Distribution News - January 2015

TAKE ACTION NOW TO AVOID UNEXPECTED STATE TAX LIABILITIES - Traditionally, nexus for state income tax liability has required some type of physical presence or continuous contacts by the franchisor/distributor with a...more

1/27/2015 - Canada Distributors Franchises Franchisors Income Taxes State Taxes

Storming the CASL - Your email to Canada may now be against the law

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) took effect July 1, 2014. CASL prohibits sending commercial electronic messages (CEMs) such as email, to parties in Canada without consent. If you don’t have consent or fall under one of...more

7/17/2014 - Canada CASL Commercial Electronic Messages Consent Popular Prior Express Consent

Heads Up: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Takes Effect on July 1st

Once CASL takes effect, you will need express or implied consent before you (or your franchisees) can send a commercial electronic message (CEM). While franchisors are well aware of the pending impact of CASL and have been...more

6/30/2014 - Canada CASL Commercial Electronic Messages Consent Franchises Implied Consent Prior Express Consent

Franchise & Distribution News - June 2014

In This Issue: - NEW FRANCHISE LEGISLATION IN CANADA: British Columbia, which presently does not have a franchise specific statute, recently took one step closer to implementing such legislation when the British...more

6/30/2014 - CASL Commercial Electronic Messages Contract Disputes Franchises

Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Act: An Update

Canada has a complex legal framework at both the federal and provincial levels that governs the safety requirements for products sold in Canada. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) is a broad federal statute that...more

1/9/2014 - Canada Compliance

The Clock Is Running - CASL Is Coming – Is Your Company Ready For It?

Canada’s long awaited anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force as of July 1, 2014. CASL takes the approach of forbidding almost all unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and generally speaking, requires intended...more

12/13/2013 - Advertising Anti-Spam Legislation Canada Marketing Spam

Like the Weather, Facebook’s Promotional Rules Have Changed

If your company or clients run contests or sweepstakes on Facebook, you need to be aware that Facebook recently changed its promotional guidelines (“Guidelines”), yet again....more

10/9/2013 - Contests & Promotions Facebook

Gaming Legal News - September 2013 • Volume 6, Number 20: Like The Weather, Facebook’s Promotional Rules Have Changed

If your company or clients run contests or sweepstakes on Facebook, you need to be aware that Facebook recently changed its promotional guidelines (“Guidelines”), yet again. • You can now collect entries by having...more

9/24/2013 - Contests & Promotions Facebook Gaming

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