Business E-Mail Fraud: Sometimes You Pay Twice!

In a recent Ontario Small Claims Court decision, a deputy judge was faced with a situation where a business e-mail compromise resulted in settlement funds being redirected to a fraudster rather than the intended recipient. The case raised the following novel question:...

Biometric Data – Facebook is in Trouble, Again

Facebook has been under heavy fire for the better part of the past year. Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit added to the fray in Patel v Facebook Inc. This class action lawsuit was brought in 2015 in California by Facebook users living in...

Push Back on Pre-Certification Production Requests

The plaintiffs in Karasik v. Yahoo Inc., a proposed class action, brought a motion for production of Yahoo’s database of its 16.9 million Canadian users prior to the certification motion.   This class action stems from cyber attacks in 2013 and 2014 by Federal Secret...

Inadvertence Does Not Equal Recklessness

It is fair to assume that the personal health information provided to medical professionals is kept confidential. Medical professionals and institutions set up policies and procedures to ensure that the information is collected, stored, and used in an appropriate...

FTC Throws the Book at Facebook

Facebook has made history today, but not in a good way. The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced this morning that Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty, submit to new restrictions, and modify the company’s corporate structure to settle the...

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