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OPC Maintains Status Quo On Transborder Data Flows...At Least For Now!
Upon receiving feedback from stakeholders regarding its consultation on transfers for processing and transborder data flows, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Canada
30 Sep 2019
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Is Data Residency Coming To Canada? The OPC Signals A Major Change To Its Policy Position On Transborder Dataflows
Update: The OPC has announced its intention to suspend the consultation on transborder dataflows. Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien made the announcement
Canada
11 Jul 2019
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Proposed Digital Charter Could Bring Sweeping Changes To Canadian Privacy Laws
On May 21, 2019, the Canadian federal government released a proposed Digital Charter (the "Charter")[1], as well as an initial set of actions and recommendations
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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Trick Or…Breach? PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements Come Into Force On November 1, 2018
After more than three years of consultation and anticipation, the big day has finally arrived. As of November 1, 2018, organizations subject to PIPEDA are, in certain circumstances, required to:
Canada
2 Nov 2018
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Is your Privilege Protected? Ontario Court Revisits Doctrine of "Implied Waiver of Privilege" in Recent Decision
Recent case law from Ontario confirms that a party seeking to rely on parts of an otherwise privileged document cannot simultaneously claim privilege over the same document.
Canada
31 Aug 2018
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A $250,000 Reminder that "CASL" is Not Just an Anti-Spam Law
On July 11, 2018, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") announced that it has taken enforcement action against Datablocks Inc. ("Datablocks") and Sunlight Media Network Inc. ("Sunlight Media"), two apparently related companies.
Canada
16 Jul 2018
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PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements Finalized, To Come Into Force November 1, 2018
This update provides an overview of the breach reporting requirements.
Canada
5 Jun 2018
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PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements Finalized, To Come Into Force November 1, 2018
This update provides an overview of the breach reporting requirements.
Canada
22 May 2018
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Recent Privacy Concerns Call For Increased Transparency And Control
In the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, businesses should consider whether their data handling practices are consistent with user expectations.
Worldwide
27 Apr 2018
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If Online Reputation Is Everything, Who Wants A Do-Over?
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the "OPC") recently released a draft policy position regarding the protection of online reputation.
Canada
19 Mar 2018
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Prying Eyes: Risk Of Employee ‘Snooping' And How To Reduce It
Privacy is an area of increased focus for many companies, given the media attention and class action lawsuits that can arise from significant privacy breaches.
Canada
8 Nov 2017
12
CSA Provides Guidance To Registrants On Cyber Security And Social Media
Following the ongoing rise of cyber security breaches, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") regulatory authorities continue to heighten expectations with respect to cyber security...
Canada
2 Nov 2017
13
Sneak Peek at PIPEDA's Breach Reporting Requirements Proposed Regulations Released for Comment
In June 2015, the Digital Privacy Act ("DPA") amended the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA")
Canada
11 Sep 2017
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Server Location Not Definitive In Determining Jurisdiction Over Foreign Defendant
Canadian courts will generally assume jurisdiction over proceedings that have a real and substantial connection to them.
Canada
1 Sep 2017
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Ransomware and its Spawns
The Risk - Cyber-attacks are considered one of the most serious risks your organisation faces and ransomware and its variants are a currently favoured variation (as evidenced by the recent "WannaCry" cyber-attack).
Canada
29 Aug 2017
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Ransomware: The Risks Are All Too Real
The Risk – Cyber attacks are considered one of the most serious risks your organisation faces and ransomware is a currently favoured variation (as evidenced by the recent ''WannaCry'' cyber attack).
Canada
5 Jul 2017
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CASL Private Right Of Action Delayed; Enforcement By CRTC Continues
Commonly known as Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, "CASL" contains a controversial enforcement mechanism known as the "private right of action" that will allow a person to seek compensation...
Canada
8 Jun 2017
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Data Protection In The Field Of Employment In Canada
Regulation of data protection in the field of employment in Canada is becoming increasingly complex with workplace privacy involving a number of unique issues and challenges. In many cases, the amount and sensitivity of employee personal information handled by
Canada
7 Jun 2017
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The Tides Are Changing For Cyber Regulation, And You May Need To Take Action In Order To Stay Afloat
In 2017 businesses will see significant changes to the cyber regulatory landscape, and Canadian businesses' cyber protocol will have to adapt accordingly.
Canada
5 Apr 2017
20
Are Canadian Businesses Ready For a Cyber Attack?
On April 3, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce ("CCC") released a white paper titled "Cyber Security in Canada," ...
Canada
4 Apr 2017
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