Felsky is Panelist on Sedona Canada Webinar

Felsky is Panelist on Sedona Canada Webinar

Martin Felsky will participate as a panelist on The Sedona Conference Webinar on The Sedona Canada Commentary on Privacy and Information Security for Legal Service Providers:  Principles and Guidelines.


The legal world’s reliance on technology has created incredible efficiencies and as a result, personal and confidential information (“PCI”) is more readily available and at greater risk of being compromised.  Law firms and legal service providers are targets by hackers and data thieves.


Law firms and legal service providers have heightened responsibilities to protect the information entrusted to them.  They are subject to the same federal and provincial statutory regulations regarding data privacy and data security as other business entities but are also subject to professional ethics rules regarding technological competence and client confidentiality.… Read More

Update: EU-US Privacy Shield Faces Sharp Criticism

In March, we discussed the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield in our blog.


At the time, the EU and US had just reached an agreement in principle and the European Commission (EC) released a draft “adequacy decision” regarding the proposed framework. The Privacy Shield is a regulatory framework designed to enable US companies to comply with strict EU digital privacy laws. It replaces the invalidated “Safe Harbour” agreement.


In the intervening months, several EU institutions expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed Privacy Shield. On April 13th, the Article 29 Working Party published a critical opinion stating that the EC had overlooked “key data protection principles”.… Read More