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Dominion Voting Systems Sues pro-Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell

  • January 15, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On January 8, 2021, Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell demanding over $1.3 billion in damages caused by her proliferation of “wild” and “demonstrably false” accusations that it rigged the 2020 U.S. election, was created…

The SolarWinds Hack

  • December 16, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On December 14, 2020, SolarWinds announced that its network management software, Orion, had been targeted by a cyberespionage operation. The hackers inserted malicious code into Orion software updates rolled out to nearly 18,000 customers. The initial reports confirmed that the…

Information Privacy and Government Silos

  • November 29, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Gone are the days when hard boiled detectives sat at their desks in smokey offices banging out reports on a Remington typewriter immortalized in film noir. In the digital world law enforcement now regularly hoovers personal information from smartphones, computers…

The Sandworm Conspiracy

  • October 31, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On October 15, 2020, a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, indicted six military officers in Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) for worldwide hacking campaigns designed to advance Russia’s strategic interests. The hacker team, known as…

Privacy and Wi-Fi Location Data

  • September 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The Internet and the smartphone are essential to meaningful participation in modern life. But accessing the Internet often requires using Wi-Fi networks, particularly by students, travellers, businesses and low-income people. The use of Wi-Fi generates precise location data that reveals…

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