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Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act

Destruction of information – do you know your obligations?

Here’s something you might want to know about: the Federal Government has introduced a law to impose stricter obligations with respect to information and security breaches.

 

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Amendments to PIPEDA disappoint privacy watchdogs

On May 29, the federal government introduced Bill C-29, the Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act, which makes substantial changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The Bill had been in development for several years, and one of its primary objectives was to address a significant gap in PIPEDA, the issue of mandatory disclosure of “material” breaches of personal information by the companies or organizations responsible.

 

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