Chronique du CTI – BILL C-11: New and Improved Canadian Privacy Law

Geneviève Millie Lacroix, Lawyer Erin Schachter, Lawyer     On November 17,2020, the Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains introduced BillC-11, AnAct to Enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and thePersonal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequentialand related amendments to other Acts (CPPA). Ifenacted, the bill will enhance the protection of data that is collected by privateinstitutions throughout Canada. The legislation is still at the stages of its firstreading and will likely be amended substantially before its enactment.Nonetheless discussion of the bill in its current form is relevant tounderstand where the wind of change is blowing in relation to privacylegislation in Canada. In its current form, the bill includes many changes to Canada’sexisting framework and repeals large sections of the current federal privacylaw ThePersonal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).Bill C-11 also implements the ten principles contained in the Canadiandigital charter which is not… Lire la suite

BILL C-86 Proposed Amendments to IP Legislation

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BILL C-86 OVERVIEW By Erin Schachter, Lawyer, TherrienCouture December 6 2018On the 29th of October 2018, theGovernment of Canada introduced a bill entitled, A second Act to implement certain provisions of thebudget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018, and othermeasures (Bill C-86). Bill C-86is a voluminous bill, which contains a division devoted to intellectualproperty strategy. This division proposes amendments to a vast number of lawsincluding: the Patent Act, the Trade-marks Act,the Copyright Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act,the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act, and the Accessto Information Act and Privacy Act, among others. In this article, we providea non-exhaustive overview of the proposed changes contained in each of thesubdivisions of the IP section of Bill C-86 along with some general context ofhow these changes fit into the government’s overall goal of reforming IP inCanada. Subdivision A – The PatentAct Thereare several proposed changes to the Patent Act, which seek toensure Canada’s compliance with its international obligations as well ascodifying certain rights established by case law in… Lire la suite