Apr 17, 2018

Lisa Lifshitz considers the polarizing issues surrounding the 'Cloud Act' in Canadian Lawyer

Perhaps the one thing that everyone can agree upon is that the Cloud Act is one of the more controversial pieces of legislation passed in the U.S. to date and uncertainties about it continue.

Apr 03, 2018

Myron Mallia-Dare to speak at Queen's Blockchain Innovation Community panel series on April 7th

With panellists from a diverse range of professional and academic backgrounds, Kingston Blockchainers and Queen's Blockchain Innovation Community is excited to foster exciting conversations catered to a multi-disciplinary audience.

Mar 12, 2018

Dealing with legacy software — Lisa Lifshitz discusses the risks that organizations take when using outdated technology in her latest column in Canadian Lawyer

What will it take to make organizations wake up and deal with these risks? The following is a non-exhaustive list of considerations regarding legacy software that may help organizations better understand the issues and ultimately lead to better mitigation strategies.

Jan 22, 2018

Lisa Lifshitz reviews the recently unveiled Canadian Security Breach Regulations in the American Bar Association's Business Law Today

More than two years have passed since Ottawa amended Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA, or the Act) by enacting Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, to establish mandatory data-breach reporting requirements.

Dec 11, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz considers if an ICO can be successfully navigated within existing securities laws in her latest column in Canadian Lawyer

Recently, the freshly minted Cyber Unit of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission showed its teeth when it obtained an emergency court order to stop an allegedly fraudulent Initial Coin Offering involving a Quebec-based company, PlexCorps, its founder Dominic Lacroix and his partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer.

Nov 28, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz discusses how to design a privacy-compliant autonomous vehicle in Canadian Lawyer

As autonomous car technology advances, privacy concerns relating to these vehicles are also growing given that these cars will be capable of recording a tremendous amount of data about (and from) their users and the environment around them.

Nov 03, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz discusses the threat of ransomware on the cloud in Canadian Lawyer

Longtime readers of this column know that I am a huge fan of all things cloud — until now.

Sep 28, 2017

Torkin Manes recognized by Chambers Canada 2018

We are pleased to announce that in the latest edition of the Chambers Canada Guide, our firm has been recognized for excellence in several key practice areas.

Jul 27, 2017

Mark your calendar for IT.CAN's 21st Annual Conference, taking place in Toronto on October 23–24, 2017 — co-chaired by Torkin Manes' Lisa R. Lifshitz

The 21st annual IT.CAN Annual Conference will be taking place on October 23 - 24, 2017 in Toronto and will be co-chaired by Torkin Manes' Lisa R. Lifshitz.

May 16, 2017

Lisa Lifshitz speaks to the Globe & Mail on cyberattack losses and the growing area of cyberliability insurance

In a recent interview with the Globe & Mail, Torkin Manes lawyer Lisa Lifshitz comments on the recent trend of cyberliability insurance amongst small and medium-sized businesses as a protective measure from cyberattacks.

Oct 03, 2016

Torkin Manes recognized by Chambers Canada 2017

We are pleased to announce that in the latest edition of the Chambers Canada Guide, our firm has been recognized for excellence in several key practice areas.

May 24, 2016

Lisa Lifshitz quoted in Law Times about Cloud Service Agreements

“I think that there’s a lot of opportunity in this space, which is why I’m in it,” begins Lisa R. Lifshitz, a partner in Torkin Manes’ business law group, where she specializes in technology and privacy law.

May 19, 2016

Lisa Lifshitz quoted in Law Times about the Internet of Things

"Lisa R. Lifshitz, a partner in Torkin Manes LLP's business law group specializing in technology and privacy law, points out that the issue of consent becomes complicated by all the players: the retailer, the manufacturer, and the entities with wh...

Mar 12, 2015

Lisa R. Lifshitz recommended for Information Technology in the Chambers Global 2015 guide

We are pleased to announce the selection of Lisa R. Lifshitz as a leader in her field for Information Technology, as published in the Chambers Global 2015 Guide. To view her full listing, click here.

Feb 25, 2015

Lisa Lifshitz to co-chair the 2015 Canadian IT Law Association Conference Spring Forum

The Canadian IT Law Association Annual Conference provides information technology (“IT”) lawyers and business people with an opportunity to learn about the most recent and significant developments in Canadian and international IT Law, ...

Oct 24, 2014

Torkin Manes technology partner Lisa R. Lifshitz named President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian IT Law Association/ l'Association canadienne du droit des technologies de l'information.

The Canadian IT Law Association, popularly known as IT.Can, is a national association of Canadian practitioners of information technology law and fosters the development of this growing field of legal practice. In her role as President, Lisa Lifsh...

Aug 25, 2014

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015  

We are pleased to announce the selection of 13 Torkin Manes lawyers as leaders in their respective fields, as published in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Based on a highly-regarded annual peer review survey, Torkin Manes’ ...

Feb 01, 2013

Torkin Manes' Lisa Lifshitz provides privacy guidance for companies using cloud-based services

Privacy Requirements in the Era of Cloud Computing - Ontario Bar Association Business Law Section