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The Québec Private Sector Privacy Act: When Does It Apply To Organizations Outside Of Québec?
The territorial application of Québec's Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector remains to be settled by legislation or jurisprudence.
Canada
30 May 2019
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Privacy Commissioner Of Canada Reverses Position On Transfers Of Personal Information For Processing, Initiates Consultation On Cross-Border Transfers
In early April, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued a notice initiating a consultation on transborder data flows in conjunction with PIPEDA Report of Findings #2019-001.
Canada
8 May 2019
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Comments Regarding Customers Or Users: Do You Really Have "Free Rein"?
This case may seem rather excessive, especially as it is miles away from our Canadian borders.
Canada
3 Apr 2019
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Data Protection In Terms Of POPIA And The GDPR
The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal involved the unauthorised collection of personally identifiable information of up to 87 million Facebook users.
South Africa
29 Jun 2018
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Professionals Take Heed : A Decision At The Crossroads Of Disciplinary Law And Cybersecurity
On June 7, 2017, the disciplinary council of the Ordre des CRhA/CRIA1 issued a fundamental decision that lies at the crossroads of professional and disciplinary law, the protection of privacy...
Canada
16 Oct 2017
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New Rules For Mandatory Privacy Breach Notification In Canada
On September 1, 2017, the Canadian government published proposed regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada's federal data protection law...
Canada
2 Oct 2017
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EU-Canada Agreement On Passenger Name Records
Since 2014, the European Union and Canada have been moving forward with an agreement concerning the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data.
Canada
17 Aug 2017
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The EU-Canada Agreement On Passenger Name Records (PNR): Turbulence Ahead!
'' On July 26, 2017, the European Court of Justice stated that the envisaged agreement could not be concluded because it would be "incompatible" with respect for private life and the protection...
Canada
17 Aug 2017
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Bill C-58 Of 2017: Accountability And Transparency Of The Federal Institutions Updated And Modernized?
Now at second reading, Bill C-58 proposes significant amendments to the federal Access to Information Act ("ATI Act").
Canada
11 Aug 2017
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Professionals Take Heed: A Decision At The Crossroads Of Disciplinary Law And Cybersecurity
On June 7, 2017, the disciplinary council of the Ordre des CRHA/CRIA issued a fundamental decision that lies at the crossroads of professional and disciplinary law, the protection of privacy and information, and information technologies.
Canada
6 Jul 2017
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Longevity Risk Transfer In Canada: OSFI's Draft Advisory On Longevity Insurance And Longevity Swaps
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions recently issued a draft Policy Advisory entitled "Longevity Insurance and Longevity Swaps".
Canada
23 Sep 2013
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Drugs Made Available Under The Special Access Programme May Still Be Eligible For Data Protection
On April 10, 2012, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision in Teva Canada Limited v. Canada (Health), confirming that drugs made available in Canada pursuant to the Special Access Programme (SAP) are not considered to be "previously approved" under subsection C.08.004.1(1) of the Food and Drug Regulations and therefore remain eligible for data protection.
Canada
26 Apr 2012
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Update Regarding Canadian Anti-Spam Regulations
Two sets of regulations – one from Industry Canada and one from Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") – will be enacted pursuant to Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Draft regulations were published in 2011.
Canada
13 Apr 2012
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FIPPA And Ontario Hospitals: Delegation Of Authority
This bulletin follows our previous bulletin, FIPPA and Ontario Hospitals: Setting-up a FIPPA Compliance Office, in which we discussed some of the considerations in establishing an office responsible for compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA" or the "Act").
Canada
30 Aug 2011
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FIPPA And Ontario Hospitals: Setting-Up A FIPPA Compliance Office
This bulletin follows our previous bulletin, FIPPA and Ontario Hospitals: Implementing Change, in which we discussed the operational and cultural changes that are required if hospitals are to fulfill their obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Canada
2 Aug 2011
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Social Media: Best Practices for Public Companies in Canada – Part Two*
Social media use is proliferating at an unprecedented rate. What many people once thought was a silly fad has now become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. It is widely reported that there are 50 million "tweets" on Twitter and over one million "check-ins" on FourSquare every day, over 24 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute and more than 700 status updates every second on Facebook.
Canada
9 Dec 2010
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Learning From Past Security Breaches: Drafting It Security Policies - Part 1
In August 2007, Monster.com announced a security breach that affected approximately 1.4 million victims.
Canada
15 Jul 2008
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Learning From Past Security Breaches: Drafting It Security Policies - Part 2
The Information Security Policy of Washington University in St. Louis contains a preable which sets out the components of its comprehensive security plan.
Canada
15 Jul 2008
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