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George C. Eyre, Law Offices provides practical advice and legal solutions to start-ups, consultants and to companies in the I/T, multimedia and other areas. We register and prosecute Canadian Trade Marks and assist our clients with protection around the globe. George C. Eyre, B. Math., L.L.B., M.Eng. is an ex-computer consultant who had ten years experience in the computer field with companies such as Bell Canada and I.B.M. ( New York ) before returning to law school to become a computer lawyer.
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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is launching an investigation into HRSDC
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is launching an investigation into a breach involving the personal information about more than half a million clients of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
Do you trust your personal data with the Ontario Government?
Elections Ontario which collects sensitive information such as name and address reported on July 17, 2012 that three months ago an employee had lost two unencrypted memory stick containing the personal information of more than two million voters had been lost. Even after this loss, Elections Ontario did not encrypt its memory sticks. The lost information contained names and dates of birth as well as voting information which would be of use to identity theft criminals. A class action law suit was launched on July 17, 2012.
This shows a systematic breach in Elections Ontario in that suitable training was not provided to its staff and I/T staff was hired without basic knowledge in security. Apparently the staff confused compressing files with encryption.
The Supreme Court of Canada Issues Five Decisions on Copyright Protection
In a principled approach to copyright protection, the Supreme Court of Canada on July 12, 2012 ruled in a series of decisions on copyright that:
1. Song previews on the Internet do not attract royalties since they are considered to be “fair dealing” for the purpose of research under s. 29 of the Copyright Act, and, accordingly, no royalties were required to be paid.