data breach

  • The many lessons of the Equifax data breach

    Apr 15, 2019

    The Equifax decision and related compliance agreement between the OPC and Equifax Canada that that sets out detailed timelines for various corrective measures to be put in place by Equifax Canada regarding consent, safeguards and accountability in addition to six years of third party audits, offers a treasure trove of practical lessons for organizations looking to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (as well as some surprises).

  • OPC understaffed as mandatory data breach reporting comes into effect

    OPC understaffed as mandatory data breach reporting comes into effect

    Nov 1, 2018

    ​Amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, which require mandatory reporting of unauthorized disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations, come into effect today, but federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien says his office was not given additional resources to handle the data-breach reporting.

  • Protecting IP from external theft

    Protecting IP from external theft

    Jul 3, 2018

    At the annual Uniform Law Conference of Canada in 1989, there was proposed legislation drafted that was called the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

  • Data breaches know no bounds

    Data breaches know no bounds

    Jan 8, 2018

    Do your clients have a plan that identifies and addresses cross-border cyber-risks in their businesses? If not, are they OK with being excluded from certain markets due to the cyber-risk they pose?

  • Should privacy by design be part of Canadian law?

    May 17, 2016
  • Will Ashley Madison customers launch class action over hacking incident?

    Jul 22, 2015