Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development: The Osgoode Certificate in eDiscovery, Information Governance and Privacy

Designed by a multidisciplinary faculty of leading experts, this comprehensive, practical and skills-based Osgoode Certificate explores topics related to the legal and technology issues in eDiscovery, best practices for the preservation of evidence, forensics essentials, information governance strategies, critical updates in privacy, cybersecurity and AI as they relate to information management, and more.

Brooklyn Hallam

Brooklyn is a a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. She offers advice and representation to employers and management in the public and the private sectors for a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues.

Court Holds Employer Vicariously Liable for the Privacy Breaches of Former Employee in Class Action Lawsuit

The law of vicarious liability is important to employers because it sets a framework to establish when employers will be liable for the misconduct of their employees. The principle was recently applied in Ari v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, where the British Columbia Supreme Court (the Court) found that the Insurance Corporation of British…

Sarah Maude

Sarah offers advice and representation to employers and management in the public and the private sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues.

Workplace Monitoring Workshop: Privacy Impacts and Benefits of Using Electronic Technology

In this workshop, we will discuss the various technologies employers can utilize within the workplace (including GPS, computer monitoring, video surveillance, biometrics, etc.) and what legal implications come from the use of such technologies. We will review privacy and other compliance requirements to consider, and we will discuss how technology can benefit your investigation.

Advantage CPD: Navigating Bill C-27 – Ensuring Compliance and Best Practices for Canada’s Modernized Privacy Laws

This webinar will focus on the potential changes to Canada’s privacy legislation through the introduction of Bill C-27, Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022. If passed, this Bill will create significant changes to the current Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and would enact new legislation regarding privacy and artificial intelligence. We will discuss the key impacts should Bill C-27 get passed, along with what this means for Canada’s privacy legislation going forward.

Laura Buck

Laura Buck is a labour, employment and human rights lawyer in Hick Morley’s Waterloo office. She advises employers in all aspects of the employment relationship including issues related to hiring, discipline, accommodation and termination.

Ontario to Introduce Legislation Requiring Employers to Disclose Information Regarding Electronic Monitoring of Employees

On February 24, 2022, the Ontario government announced its plan to introduce legislation later this month that would require employers to inform their workers if and how they are being monitored electronically. If passed, Ontario will be the first province to require electronic monitoring policies. As the government states, the intention of this legislation is…

Beyond COVID-19: 2021 Year in Review – Cases and Legislation of Note

Employers and human resource professionals will undoubtedly remember 2021 as another year shaped by the pandemic. But … there were also legal developments in 2021 that were not related to COVID-19. In this FTR Now, we look at some of the year’s notable “non-pandemic” cases and legislative developments of interest.

Year-End Roundup

We are back with another edition of Reaching Out. With 2021 drawing to a close, we thought it appropriate to update you on some non-COVID-19-related developments.