Articles By Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari

Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws: Measuring up — Outlining existing federal cybersecurity legislation in Canada, the UK, Australia, and the US (Article 8)

Introduction One year ago, with the dawn of a new decade ahead of us — the 2020s — many of...

December 29th, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari

Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Deep, dark, and undetectable – Canadian jurisdictional considerations in global encrypted networks (Article 7)

The rapid growth of encryption technology has revolutionized the online marketplace and helped to enable the creation of anonymous online...

November 20th, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari

Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Peer-to-peer privacy protection — ‘Intrusion upon seclusion’ and the protection of intimate images (Article 6)

Introduction The prevalence of digital communication has created nearly limitless possibilities for the rapid, large-scale sharing of private communications, intimate...

October 9th, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari
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Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: ‘Insert something clever here’ — Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (Article 5)

Introduction As we continue to adapt to the changing demands to navigate the spread of COVID-19, an increasing number of...

August 3rd, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari

Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Interpersonal privacy and cybercrime — Criminal Code of Canada (Article 4)

Introduction The global spread of COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst in our increased reliance on digital technologies, particularly our...

June 14th, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari
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Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Privacy protection in the modern marketplace — PIPEDA (Article 3)

Introduction With the global spread of COVID-19, on-line scams are circulating and malicious actors have been spreading malware intended to...

April 16th, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari

Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Privacy and access to information, the Acts (Article 2)

Introduction The Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act were both implemented by the Canadian federal government in 1985...

February 20th, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari

Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: The foundations (Article 1)

Introduction   The end of 2019 marked the end of a decade that has been marked by rapid technological development, advancing...

January 10th, 2020 Melissa Lukings and Arash Habibi Lashkari