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Security breach notification and reporting requirements are now in force under Canada’s PIPEDA

Canada’s long-awaited federal private-sector data breach notification and reporting requirements came into force on November 1, 2018.

 

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Insights from the I Spy conference on big data and privacy

On Friday February 5, 2016, we attended the I Spy: Opportunities and Challenges Surrounding Privacy and Big Data conference organized by the Osgoode JD/MBA Students’ Association. Speakers from industry, government and private practice explored the challenge organizations face in maximizing insights from big data while maintaining a respect for individual privacy.

 

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IPC orders data security measures for hospital following breach of private health information

Recently, the Information and Privacy Commissionner of Ontario released PHIPA Order HO-013 and directed the Rouge Valley Health System to implement a number of data security measures. The Order followed…

 

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New anti-spam legislation could bolster Canadian privacy commissioner’s call for greater PIPEDA enforcement powers

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation comes into effect later this year, and it packs a punch—fines of up to $10 million per violation for companies and up to $1 million per violation for individuals. The government was clearly prepared to give regulators substantial teeth to both encourage compliance and punish non-compliance.

 

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