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Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act Data Breach

Proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations Under PIPEDA have been Released

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Canadian federal government released the proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations under Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) on September 2, 2017....more

Government of Canada publishes proposed “Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations”

by DLA Piper on

On September 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published proposed “Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations”. The proposed regulations relate to the provisions in Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic...more

Cybersecurity Data Breaches and Mandatory Privacy Breach Reporting: Lessons from Alberta

In an increasingly interconnected and digitized world, data breaches have become ever more common. The wealth of personal information that corporations have in their possession means that such breaches can occur in even the...more

Tales from the Trenches: Lessons Learned from the Ashley Madison Data Breach

by BakerHostetler on

In July 2015, the online cheating website Ashley Madison was hacked and data pertaining to its 37 million users were published online. The story made headlines given the sensitive nature of the information exposed, the number...more

The Ashley Madison Breach: Canada-Australia Report of Investigation and Takeaways for all Organizations

by Dentons on

On August 23, 2016, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released its joint report with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) regarding its investigation of the 2015 Ashley Madison...more

Naughty Secrets – Findings in the Ashley Madison Breach

by Bennett Jones LLP on

A quote attributed to FBI Director Robert Mueller is, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be”. The assessment of the Ashley Madison cyber-attack has lessons for all...more

Canada's PIPEDA: consultation opportunity for data breach reporting regulations

by DLA Piper on

The Canadian government continues to move forward with the regulation development process relating to data breach reporting....more

O’ Really, Canada? Data Breach Log Rules Underway

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

In June 2015, Canada made significant amendments to its data privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  These amendments to PIPEDA will require businesses to inform the Canadian...more

One Step Closer to Mandatory Breach Reporting Across Canada: Consultations Open

On March 4, 2016, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (Ministry) published a consultation document soliciting input from stakeholders on the development of regulations that will support mandatory data breach...more

Update on Canadian Data Breach Regulations

by Dentons on

Innovations, Science and Economic Development Canada has issued a consultation paper asking Canadians what should be included in new data breach regulations that will be made under the Personal Information Protection and...more

The New Face of Commercial Crime - Cybersecurity Risks for Companies and their Directors

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The threat of commercial crime against companies is transforming. Technology has created new and innovative ways for fraudsters to exploit individuals and companies through cyber attacks. This new face of fraud can give rise...more

Canada’s amendments to PIPEDA now largely in force

Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) has been amended by The Digital Privacy Act (the “DPA”). DPA updates PIPEDA and modernizes Canadian data privacy and security law. DPA is now...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter: International Edition July 2015

by Locke Lord LLP on

Retail Tracking Update: Privacy Guidance Following Nomi Technologies - There is currently a widespread effort to quantify everything, from steps, to sleep, to batted ball exit velocity. Fifteen years ago, TV host Jeremy...more

At Last! Canadian Breach Notification Has (Almost) Arrived

by Locke Lord LLP on

June 18, 2015 marks another step forward for a country with already strong privacy laws, with the long-awaited passage of the Digital Privacy Act in Canada. The Digital Privacy Act amends Canada’s existing privacy framework,...more

Canadian Government Amends and Strengthens PIPEDA, Adding Breach Notification Requirement and Filling Other Gaps

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Just prior to recessing for the summer, the Canadian government enacted the Digital Privacy Act. It includes a number of targeted amendments to strengthen existing provisions of the Personal Information Protection and...more

Canada’s New Privacy Laws Will Require Breach Notice and Affect Private Sector Operations in Canada

by DLA Piper on

It has been a long time coming, but this week the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) received a make-over, including new data breach notification provisions, with the enactment of the...more

Canada Moves Forward with Mandatory Federal Security Breach Notification Law

by BakerHostetler on

On June 18, 2015, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced that the Digital Privacy Act, which amends Canada’s foundational Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), has received royal assent...more

PIPEDA Amendments In-Force

by Dentons on

Amendments to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are frequently proposed but just as frequently die on the order paper. Bill S-4, which proposed the most significant amendments to...more

Navigating the Cyber Liability Storm Part I

by Dickinson Wright on

Franchisors are facing a precarious three-way intersection of increased accountability and regulation over consumer privacy, the growing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks on consumer data, and the expanding...more

Risk of Data Breaches Keeping You Up? Assess Data Security Before The Holiday Season

by Perkins Coie on

Data security breaches marred the 2013 holiday season for many consumers and retailers. The most famous security breach, at Target Corporation (Target), involved the loss of information on 40 million payment cards and...more

Canada’s Digital Privacy Rethink: Fines, Enforceable Compliance Agreements And More!

by Dentons on

On April 8, 2014, Canada’s government introduced Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, in the Senate. Bill S-4 is the federal government’s latest attempt to reform the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic...more

International Privacy - 2013 Year in Review - Canada

by BakerHostetler on

This fall, Canadian Parliament failed to pass proposed amendments to its federal privacy law that would impose a mandatory breach notification requirement. Bill C-12, originally introduced in 2010 and reintroduced in 2011,...more

Privacy Reform Coming in Light of Big Data

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Canada’s Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart today released a position paper which offers a roadmap for modernizing Canada’s federal private-sector privacy law, Personal Information Protection and Electronic...more

Outsourcing by Canadian Companies: Another Look at the USA PATRIOT Act

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Cloud computing and data outsourcing has been embraced by many Canadian companies. In a recent poll, the adoption rate of cloud-based services by Canadian businesses experienced one of the highest year-over-year increases....more

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