Category: Outsourcing

Developments in computer, Internet and e-commerce law: the year in review (2018-2019)Developments in computer, Internet and e-commerce law: the year in review (2018-2019)



I gave my annual presentation yesterday to the Toronto computer Lawyers’ Group on “The year in review in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law”. It covers the period from June 2018 to June 2019. The developments include cases from Canada, the U.S. the U.K., EU, Australia, South Africa, India and other countries.

The developments are organized into the broad topics of:

  • Privacy / Big Data / AI
  • Employee / HR
  • E-commerce / Online Agreements
  • Online Remedies / Governance / Jurisdiction
  • Copyright

The cases and other documents referred to are below.

B-10 Outsourcing Guideline applies to cloud computing says OSFIB-10 Outsourcing Guideline applies to cloud computing says OSFI



Yesterday, OSFI released a memorandum reminding financial institutions that its outsourcing B-10 Guideline applies to new technology-based outsourcing arrangements including cloud computing. In the short memorandum, OSFI stated the following:

Information technology plays a very important role in the financial services business and OSFI recognizes the opportunities and benefits that new technology-based services such as Cloud  Computing can bring; however, FRFIs should also recognize the unique features of such services and duly consider the associated risks.

As such, and in light of the proliferation of new technology-based outsourcing services, OSFI is reminding all FRFIs that the expectations contained in Guideline B-10 remain current and continue to apply in respect of such services.

Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2010-2011)Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2010-2011)



Here are the slides used in my presentation to the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group earlier today, The Year in Review: Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2010-2011). It covers significant developements since my talk last spring.

The slides include a summary of the following cases and statutory materials:

Privacy:

Cite Cards Canada Inc. v. Pleasance, 2011 ONCA 3

Leon’s Furniture Limited v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2011 ABCA 94

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2010 FC 736

Nammo v.

Supreme Court kills fundamental breach in enforcement of liability disclaimers in TerconSupreme Court kills fundamental breach in enforcement of liability disclaimers in Tercon



IT lawyers know all too well that IT contracts can go awry. That is why so much time is spent arguing about limits of liability during contract negotiations. A recent example is the BSkyb Ltd & Anor v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd & Anor (Rev 1) [2010] EWHC 86 (TCC) (26 January 2010) case where the UK court made a huge damage award against HP.

The Supreme Court had considered on several previous occasions the effect of a fundamental breach on limitations of liability terms.

McCarthy Tétrault Co-Counsel: Technology Law QuarterlyMcCarthy Tétrault Co-Counsel: Technology Law Quarterly



Table of Contents
Internet/E-World ………………………………………………………………………. 1
E-COMMERCE …………………………………………………………………………………. 1
BC: Appeal Court Finds No Defamation Liability for Hyperlinking …………………………………..1
US: Linden Lab Aims to Make (Second) Life Easier for IP Owners……………………………………1
SPAM………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Canada: Industry Committee Amends Anti-Spam Bill ………………………………………………..3
Technology M&A……………………………………………………………………….. 6
TECH-RELATED M&A …………………………………………………………………………. 6
Canada: GPLv3 and Tech M&A………………………………………………………………………..6
Technology Contracting……………………………………………………………….. 8
TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENTS …………………………………………………………………. 8
Canada: New Protection for Licensees of IP — BIA and CCAA Amendments Come into Force ……..8
Canada: Harmonized Sales Tax — Timing Your Tech Purchases…………………………………… 10
OUTSOURCING ……………………………………………………………………………….