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A Fine Mess: The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office's Proposed GDPR Fines
The calm of the lazy, hazy July summer was recently shattered by two announcements from the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office that sent a shiver down the spine of many companies.
Worldwide
24 Jul 2019
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Privacy Commissioner Suspends Consultation Following Equifax Data Breach — Lisa R. Lifshitz Speaks To Canadian Lawyer
The Canadian government's privacy watchdog is quietly winding down a consultation that was announced in April following the Equifax data breach, say lawyers.
Canada
25 Jun 2019
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The Many Lessons Of The Equifax Data Breach
In a sweeping and detailed report of findings in the Equifax decision released on April 9, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, severely critiqued the privacy and security practices.
Canada
1 May 2019
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OSFI Unveils New Technology And Cybersecurity Breach Requirements
In addition to ensuring their compliance with Canada's new federal mandatory data breach and breach-of-security-safeguards reporting requirements under the private sector Personal Information Protection and EDA...
Canada
15 Feb 2019
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Ethics By Design: Canada Adopts AI Ethics And Data Protection Declaration
Canada has added its voice to the global chorus of data protection and privacy commissioners calling for fairness, transparency and privacy...
Canada
17 Dec 2018
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New Rules For Mandatory Privacy Breach Notification In Canada: What Organizations Need To Know
On April 18, 2018, the final regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA") were published.
Canada
6 Jul 2018
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No Fly Zone- New PIPEDA Guidance On Inappropriate Data Practices
On May 24, Canada's federal privacy regulator, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, released a critical interpretation document intended to guide how companies subject to the federal private sector privacy act ...
Canada
19 Jun 2018
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New Rules For Mandatory Privacy Breach Notification In Canada: What Organizations Need To Know
This bill made a number of important amendments to PIPEDA relating to mandatory breach notification and record-keeping.
Canada
2 May 2018
10
Lesson From VTech
The OPC estimated that the breach affected more than 316,000 Canadian children and more than 237,000 Canadian adults.
Canada
13 Feb 2018
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Ottawa's Draft PIPEDA Amendments Highlight The Importance Of Security Safeguards
It's been a long wait. More than two years have passed since Ottawa amended Canada's federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act...
Canada
22 Sep 2017
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Smart Toys: Smart Or Just Creepy?
It's been a bad few weeks for Internet-enabled "smart" children's toys. Citing privacy and security concerns, on Feb. 17, the Bundesnetzagentur, Germany's Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway, announced that it had banned a popular doll called My Friend Cayla and decisively removed the product from the German marketplace.
Canada
15 May 2017
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Bad Security Has Bad Consequences
In the 2002 thriller Minority Report, the pre-crime unit of the Washington police force could lawfully arrest suspects for future criminal activity based on the foreknowledge of certain psychic "pre-cogs" prior to any crime actually being committed.
Canada
15 Feb 2017
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Not Their Finest Hour: The U.K. Surveillance Law
Something extraordinary recently happened in the U.K., and I am not talking about Brexit. On Nov. 29, following passage by Parliament, Her Majesty the Queen signed into law the Investigatory Powers Bill.
Canada
15 Dec 2016
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Bad Vibrations: Sex Toy Class Action Comes To Canada
No consent was ever obtained from any customers before intercepting, monitoring, collecting and transmitting their usage information or any other data.
Canada
18 Oct 2016
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Buyer Beware . . . Lessons Learned From The Ashley Madison Hack
Malware may have also been delivered through web sites offering to scrub user information from stolen data lists.
Canada
29 Sep 2016
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CASL – How To Send E-mails To Canadians Safely
CASL is legislation with teeth, particularly from a Canadian perspective where noncompliance typically does not result in high fines.
Canada
27 Jun 2016
18
People Being People Equals Lots Of Data Breaches
Verizon has just published its 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report and as always it makes for compelling, if grim, reading.
Canada
17 May 2016
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Hold The Champagne . . .
Alas, the transatlantic data transfer celebrations may have been premature after all. Following two years of intense negotiations, in February 2016, the European Commission and United States governments unveiled the replacement to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, to much fanfare and relief.
Canada
21 Apr 2016
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Welcome To The New EU-US Privacy Shield
In the meantime, the U.S. will begin preparing for this new framework.
Worldwide
6 Apr 2016
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