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Best Practices for Québec Companies Receiving European Data

May 30th, 2018

As far as adequacy recognition by the European Commission is concerned, Québec companies are caught in a grey zone when transferring their data to another jurisdiction – probably as a result of oversight. Appropriate safeguards must be put in place to avoid unpleasant EU sanctions.

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Anonymization? Think Again

May 23rd, 2018

Caution is advised when considering anonymization to circumvent the rigid data collection, use and communication requirements set out in Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or in Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

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The Deep Web and Dark Web demystified for businesses

April 20th, 2018

Among the multitude of platforms from which transactions are concluded, the Deep Web and Dark Web are currently at the heart of some of the most important commercial activities. It is in the interest of your business to pay attention to this, both for prevention of cyberattacks and for due diligence.

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The GDPR is Coming: How to Get Ready

April 17th, 2018

8 measures that organisations should take to become compliant

Recently there has been much concern – some justified, some less so – about the coming into force on May 25, 2018 of the General Data Protection Regulation. While the regulation should be taken seriously and organisations brought into compliance with the new law, there is no reason to panic.

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Is your organisation collecting too much data and is it well protected?

April 6th, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica case reminds us that organizations need more than ever to protect the information they collect. Is there a foolproof way to ensure good data management or is a leak inevitable? Overview of the steps to take to better protect the data collected by your company.

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The impact of sanctions on your plans for expansion

April 4th, 2018

Export? Yes, but what? Where? To whom? Why? - Continued

It is of the essence, before you engage in any international transaction, to be aware of the sanctions that may apply to the country toward which you export, or the persons involved. Our experts can help you keep up to date and establish appropriate processes and policies.

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Smart contracts to enable automated transactions

March 23rd, 2018

One of the promising applications of blockchain

Transactions made with blockchains not only ensure data safety, but also automate the terms of an undertaking. Our Blockchain team has scrutinized these smart contracts.

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The important questions you need to ask yourself before exporting

February 28th, 2018

What? Where? To whom? Why?

It is of the essence, before you engage in any international transaction, to proceed with an analysis of goods and technology, to ensure that the required permits are obtained. You also need to be aware of the sanctions that may apply to the country toward which you export, or the persons involved. Experts can help you develop and implement a plan for carrying out your international expansion so that you can rest easy.

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How do you protect an innovation?

October 13th, 2017

A La Presse+ report

Partners Dominique Babin and Julien Lacheré answered questions posed by technological SMEs wanting to protect their innovations.

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Startups: Four funding opportunities to protect your inventions

May 18th, 2017

Your intellectual property (IP) is the product of your imagination, and therefore, you own it. Like any other goods, your creations are property and, although they may not be tangible, they should be protected.

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Our partner, Guy Rouleau, now on the Board of the Quebec Technology Association

November 25th, 2016

His expertise could be very valuable to the organization and its 500 members.

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BCF is a proud sponsor of the Technology Fast 50™ program

November 21st, 2016

Québec firms shine among the winners

Several professionals of the firm have sat on the jury.

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BCF and the AQT partner with a new community organization

March 16th, 2016

Our firm supports the efforts of Toujours Ensemble.

Our Partner Guy Rouleau was present to salute the impressive work done by the organization.

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Swiveling between home and office: A case for the common swivel chair

November 7th, 2014

For more than two years IKEA tried to convince the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that its swiveling office chairs should not be considered domestic furniture. Because, while swivel chairs meant to be used in a business environment can be imported into Canada duty-free, an 8% tariff applies if they are for use in a home office. Does that make sense?

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