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Canada’s Digital Charter Triggers Reframing of Consultation on Transborder Personal Data Transfers

June 13, 2019 | David Krebs, Abbie Treslan

In April of this year, as discussed in our previous blog posts, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) called for changes to the way Canadian privacy law treats transborder personal data transfers, and commenced a consultation process....

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GDPR Turns One, eh? Current Impact on Canadian Businesses and the Road Ahead

May 21, 2019 | David Krebs

The one-year anniversary of the European General Data Protection Regulation (”GDPR”) has nearly arrived, and there is much buzz about the impact, the level of compliance of European organizations and what lies ahead. This article will explore GDPR’s current impact...

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Canadian Transborder Data Transfers: OPC Releases Supplemental Discussion Document

May 15, 2019 | David Krebs, Luanne Schlosser, Eric S. Charleston

As we discussed in a recent blog post on this important issue, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) last month announced its intention to interpret the “transfer” of personal information as a “disclosure” rather than a “use”...

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Moving the Goalposts for Canadian Data: Federal Privacy Commissioner Changes Position on Cross-Border Transfers

April 18, 2019 | Luanne Schlosser, David Krebs

A high profile data breach involving a US company, Equifax Inc.[i], and its Canadian subsidiary, Equifax Canada Co., along with the coming into force of the European Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), appear to be the driving forces behind the Office...

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What Exemption? – Pitfalls and Stumbling Blocks in CASL and Privacy Compliance

April 5, 2019 | David Krebs, Jacey Safnuk

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) has been with us now for five years and it has been over 15 years since the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) came into force. Then why is CASL and privacy compliance...

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Data Breach Reporting Obligations in Saskatchewan

March 14, 2019 | David Krebs, Jacey Safnuk

As we have written about in previous articles, data breach notification is now mandatory in Canada for the private sector in all jurisdictions where this was not already the case (e.g Alberta under the Personal Information Protection Act). Data breach...

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SME Blockchain Primer

December 10, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Katherine Barbacki

Recognizing the growing importance of distributed ledger technology (commonly known as “Blockchain”) for businesses of all sizes, on December 5, 2018, Miller Thomson LLP published its latest edition of Proof of Stake, a publication dedicated to practical legal considerations when...

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Implementing Privacy by Design

November 5, 2018 | David Krebs

“Privacy by design” (“PbD”) is not a new concept but one that has been receiving increasing attention and legal clout in Canada, Europe,and around the world. Broadly speaking, it requires designing a system or process in a manner that protects...

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OPC Releases Mandatory Breach Reporting Guidance

November 1, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Catherine Bate, David Krebs, Katherine Barbacki

On October 29, 2018, the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) published the final version of its guidelines in connection with mandatory reporting of breaches of security safeguards (the “Guidelines”), ahead of the coming into force of the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (the “Regulations”)...

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BC Commissioner Releases Cannabis Sales Privacy Protection Guidelines

October 26, 2018 | Imran Ahmad, Kelly Harris, Katherine Barbacki

As a result of the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (the “OIPC”) published guidelines (titled “Protecting Personal Information: Cannabis Transactions”) that aim to clarify the rights and...

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