Posts tagged technology
What Happens When A Self Driving Car Kills Someone?

Self-driving cars are becoming more and more common on our roadways...but some people are becoming worried.

Last weekend, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber in Arizona.  Pilot projects involving self-driving Ubers were immediately halted throughout North America, including in Toronto.  

As technology develops, there will surely be bugs to work out.  But what happens when a self-driving car is involved in a major accident?  Who is held accountable?  What are the legal repercussions?  

I sat down with Roundhouse Radio's Gene Valaitis to discuss this topic.  You can listen to the full interview here

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The Federal Government Wants to Share Your Confidential Tax Information with Foreign Governments

The federal government's 2018-19 budget has been released, and it contains a rather unexpected surprise.

Attached to all the usual financial plan is a 78-page annex. While few people will ever read this document, it contains an unusual provision.  This provision seeks to create a legal mechanism to share the confidential tax information of Canadians with more than three dozen foreign governments, including the U.S., Russia, and China.

The government says this is necessary to aid in the fight against global crimes, such as terrorism, money laundering and drug dealing.

But if that's the case, then we are left wondering why this controversial provision was so curiously buried in the fine print of a much larger document, and asking how our privacy rights as Canadians will be protected.

You can read the full article, which appears in The Georgia Straight, here.

 

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Could You Face Legal Consequences for Sending a 'Sext' Message?

Sexting is defined as sending sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone.  It seems trivial, and even trite, but could there be legal implications?

This week, on Roundhouse Radio, I sat down with Gene Valaitis to discuss the possible legal consequences of sexting - both for teens and adults.  

So before you press that 'send' button, make sure to listen to the full interview here.

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