The biggest lesson to be learned from what has happened with technology in the recent past is that online tech needs to be subjected to close scrutiny.
With the recent release of another 1.2 million files in data from a further “Panama Papers” leak, there are renewed questions being asked internationally around the complicity and facilitation of money laundering by lawyers.
In 2017, when the #MeToo movement was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, the movements’ creator, Tarana Burke, said, “Now the work really begins.”
This July, in R. v Blackmore, 2017 BCSC 1288, a Canadian court rendered the country’s first polygamy convictions in more than a century. There can be little doubt that convictions rendered against breakaway FLDS Mormon polygamists Winston Blackmore and James Oler were a correct application of the current law, laid out in s. 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada.