Canada Releases One-Year Report On National Breach Reporting Law

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLPOn November 1st of last year, businesses became subject to new mandatory breach reporting regulations under Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Since November 1st, 2018, the Canadian government received 680 breach reports. That is six times the volume received during the same period one year earlier.

Key takeaways from OPC report:

  • Know what personal information you have, where it is, and what you are doing with it. You must understand your data before you can protect it!
  • Know your vulnerabilities. Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments and/or penetration tests. Identify your organizations’ weak points before a breach identifies them for you!
  • Be aware of breaches in your industry.
  • The majority of reported breaches — 58 percent — involved unauthorized access.
  • Employee snooping and social engineering hacks are key factors behind breaches resulting from unauthorized access.

Read the full report.

[View source.]

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Fox Rothschild LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.