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Biometric Identification And Privacy Concerns: A Canadian Perspective
Advancements in technology have greatly expanded the types of biometric information that we are readily able to collect from individuals, as well as the ways in which such biometric information can be used.
Canada
24 May 2019
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OPC Proposed Change Equal To Legislative Change Without Legislative Process
On April 9, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) announced it was looking to change their position on trans-border flow of personal information.
Canada
23 May 2019
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Data Breaches – What Will Cost You And What Will Save You Money
For the last number of years, Ponemon Institute has published reports on data breaches. The latest report, "2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview" (the "Report"), is worth the read.
Canada
13 Feb 2019
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GDPR - Impact On Canadian Business Obligations, Liability And Contract Terms
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect nearly nine months ago on May 25, 2018.
Canada
8 Feb 2019
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Come On, They're Children!
A few days ago, a friend forwarded on the Slashdot story about Facebook paying individuals, ages 13-35, $20/month to essentially spy on them. The story is all over the Internet, apparently.
Canada
6 Feb 2019
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GDPR Now In Force Has Worldwide Reach
The General Data Protection Regulation was implemented on May 25, 2018.
Worldwide
25 Jun 2018
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Equifax Breach - The Breach That Will Keep On Giving
At this point, if you haven't heard of the Equifax data breach, it could only be because you have rightfully been glued to the coverage of (or living through) Hurricane Irma, Harvey or Jose.
Canada
5 Oct 2017
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With All Eyes Turned To CASL, Is Anyone Paying Attention To GDPR?
In early June, the Government of Canada came to its senses by suspending the provision of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation ("CASL") that would have enabled a private right of action to be brought as of July 1, 2017.
Canada
7 Aug 2017
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July 1, 2017 – Private Right Of Action Under Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) – The Day Businesses Shake Their Head
Potential damages of up to $1 million per day may be imposed. I refer to the blog by Aaron Baer "Are You Compliant With Canada's Anti-Spam Law? If Not, Expect Lawsuits Starting on July 1 of This Year."
Canada
10 Mar 2017
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Will Trump Trump Privacy?
A lot of inflammatory statements were thrown around during the campaign leading up to the U.S. election on November 9, 2016.
Canada
8 Dec 2016
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Russian Cyber Spy Group Hacks World Anti-Doping Agency, Releases Private Medical Information On Olympic Athletes
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed yesterday that a Russian cyber espionage group broke into WADA's anti-doping database and accessed athlete data, including confidential medical data...
Canada
16 Sep 2016
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Critical Infrastructure And Cyber Threats
Critical infrastructure, such as the energy sector, financial systems, government operations, national security, transportation networks, water supply, blood supply and the health system, is fundamental to our daily life.
Canada
19 May 2016
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European Court Strikes Down Data Sharing Safe Harbour Between The United States And The EU: What's The Impact For Canada?
In a strongly worded decision, Europe's highest court yesterday struck down the Safe Harbor accord enabling transatlantic data transfers between the United States and the European Union.
Worldwide
14 Oct 2015
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Data Breaches – From Accidents To State Sponsored Attacks: Vulnerabilities And Strategic Plans
Data breaches continue to grow and evolve. They have become a hot topic for the private sector, governments and international agencies.
Canada
22 Mar 2015
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CASL 2015 - A Time For Real Direction
A key part of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – installation of computer programs – just came into effect on January 15th.
Canada
11 Feb 2015
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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation – Are You Ready?
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014. It is widely considered to be the most restrictive legislation in the world regulating commercial electronic messages ("CEMs").
Canada
28 Mar 2014
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Privacy Breaches - Impact, Notification And Strategic Plans*
Privacy protection has become a hot topic in recent years, due mainly to the ever-growing pervasiveness of new technologies and to the millions of individuals in North America who have found themselves victims of privacy breaches as a result.
Canada
20 Apr 2011
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Privacy Breach Notifications In The Health Sector
Canada has been slow to require notification of affected persons in events of privacy breaches.
Canada
 
2 Dec 2008
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