GTC UPDATE: Canadian Jurisdiction Over US Websites

With implications for US websites, two recent controversial Supreme Court of Canada decisions indicate that Canadian courts may be more aggressively asserting jurisdiction in disputes arising on the internet.  In Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2017 SCC 33 (June 23, 2017), the Court declined to enforce a choice of forum clause in Facebook’s terms of use and permitted a privacy lawsuit to proceed in British Columbia.  In Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34 (June 28, 2017), the Court granted an injunction that extended beyond Canadian borders, prohibiting Google from displaying certain infringing material. In Douez, Facebook allegedly used […]

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GTC Toolkit for Data & Privacy Security Conference Materials

GTC Law Group is pleased to provide a 1-hour video with excerpts from the first in our recent series of data privacy conferences, “A Toolkit for Data Privacy & Security,” which we held in Boston last fall. The video provides practical steps to enhance organizations’ data privacy and data security compliance programs, with guidance from well-respected experts in the field. Click Here to Watch the Video or Download Materials Below Introduction/Overview Tom Hemnes, Member, GTC Law Group PC Materials: 1. Toolkit 2. Hemnes, “The Ownership and Exploitation of Personal Identity in the New Media Age”, 12 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. […]

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David Bender: EU-US “Privacy Shield” Is Open for Business — But Is It for You?

EU-US “Privacy Shield” Is Open for Business But Is It for You?   David Bender, Esq. Special Counsel, Data Privacy GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates https://gtclawgroup.com/portfolio/david-bender/ August 2016   Since 2000, the “Safe Harbor” program has provided a relatively painless way for US companies to acquire the personal information of European Union residents in compliance with the EU’s rigid restrictions on export of personal information. This program was created in 2000 by agreement between the US and the EU, and over 4,000 US companies participated in it. Many companies viewed it, hands down, as the best way to accomplish […]

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