Importance of Due Diligence in Background Investigations

Incidents in the media that demonstrate the effects of insufficient background investigations are commonplace. The results can be devastating ranging from costly lawsuits and injury to privacy leaks and financial ruin.Daniel Ogloff, a Langley teacher, was suspended in the fall of 2013 for taping an ‘I’m gay’ sign on the back of a Grade...

What you Need to Know About Canada’s New Anti-spam Law

What if you knew that sending an email to someone without their consent could cost you everything: your house, your car, all of your money and even your business? Would you still send that email? That’s exactly what could happen when Canada’s new anti-spam legislation, passed on December 10, comes into effect this July...

Heartbleed Aftermath: When changing your password is not enough

Many companies have scrambled to make security updates in the Heartbleed aftermath and many users have changed the passwords to their accounts. Do these security measures mean your information is secure?Our reliance on using the Internet to navigate our daily lives coupled with flaws in our primary defense, passwords (which are notorious for being...

Vancouver: A Utopia for Counterfeiters

Counterfeits have flooded Vancouver marketplaces. The Vancouver Police Department estimates that $2 billion worth of knockoffs enter Vancouver every year.Virtually every product that’s popular has counterfeits. You can find a wide range of counterfeits in Vancouver from apparel and cigarettes to airbags and icewine.It's not just companies that are headquartered outside of Vancouver that are being affected. Vancouver-based companies, such as Lululemon,...

3D Printers: Should Brand Owners Be Worried?

3D printing marks a new wave of printing technology that has wide-reaching implications on both sides of the law.The impact of this technology on intellectual rights is significant. 3D printing is becoming more affordable for businesses, consumers and counterfeiters. This presents a new challenge, for brand owners, in the fight against counterfeiting.3D printing can...

Understanding Net Neutrality

“Creativity, innovation and a free and open marketplace are all at stake in this fight."–Eric Schmidt, Google CEOWhat is net neutrality?Net neutrality is a principle that specifies that Internet service providers (ISPs) should only be allowed to move data, meaning they should treat all data that’s on the Internet equally.As such, ISPs, like AT&T...

Does Privacy on the Internet Exist?

"If you have something you don’t want anyone to know, you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” –Eric SchmidtInternet users disclose huge amounts of private information about themselves online. Businesses, white-collar criminals, stalkers, employees, predators, and the government benefit from accessing that private information.Although the future may be promising in using biometrics...

The Future of the Office

In the future, offices will become more and more accessible from home, and then eventually be accessible from anywhere. The term office will be antiquated, and replaced by a word that describes a certain type of holographic system. Holographic interfacesEmployees will be able to work remotely while interacting with others in a way that’s similar...

How to Spot a Counterfeit Website

“Counterfeit goods can be alluring when the prices are significantly lower than consumers would normally pay for the genuine articles... but in exchange for lower prices or the promise of delivery, consumers can end up with lower quality or non-functioning goods, often with no recourse for repair, replacement or refund.”—Jeannette Kopko, spokesperson for BBB...