Canada May Soon Have a Data Breach Law (by Marie-Andrée Weiss & Cédric Laurant)

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Canadian Industry Minister Tony Clement introduced a bill on May 25, the Safeguarding Canadian’s Personal Information Act (C-29), which would amend Canada’s national privacy legislation, the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act of 1998 (“PIPEDA”). C-29 would introduce a security breach disclosure (also called “notification” in the United States) requirement in PIPEDA. Canada does not yet have such a law, contrary to the United States where the majority of states have enacted data breach notification statutes.

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