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“Once More Unto the (Data) Breach”…Looking back at Twelve Months of Mandatory Breach Notifications

November 26, 2019 | David Krebs, Hasith Andrahennadi

As described in numerous previous articles over the course of 2019, the past year saw an unprecedented number of breach notifications in Canada. In Europe, under the scrutiny of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”), there were a whopping 89,200...


Implementing Privacy by Design

November 26, 2019 | 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...


Practical Strategies for Responding to a Cyber-Attack

November 1, 2019 | David Krebs

The author would like to thank the co-author of this article, Claudiu Popa[1], for his contributions and expertise in this area. Organizations across industry sectors are learning to recognize just what cyber-attacks look like, as Canadian companies are experiencing dozens...


Moving Back the Goalposts – Federal Commissioner Confirms a Transborder Transfers of Personal Data Remain a “Use”

October 1, 2019 | David Krebs

Six months after it started, the consultation process on the proper treatment of transborder personal data transfers has now closed. On September 23, 2019, the Federal Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) confirmed that transborder transfers of personal data will remain a “use” of...


Receiving a Data Breach Notification – Commissioner’s Guidance for Individuals, Lessons for Organizations

September 25, 2019 | David Krebs

As reported by numerous previous articles, Canada’s federal data breach notification laws have been in effect since Nov 1, 2018, and require all organizations subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) to report to the federal...


Cybersecurity Risks in Medical Devices – Health Canada Adopts Guidance Document

August 27, 2019 | David Krebs

Cybersecurity and data breaches are topics of high concern for Canadians. As discussed in previous blog articles, data breaches in Canada, North America and Europe have illustrated how financially motivated hackers and human error can put personal data at risk,...


Data Breaches, GDPR Fines, and Transborder Transfers – the Challenges of Assessing Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk

August 16, 2019 | David Krebs

Data breaches, steep fines under GDPR, and changing requirements for transborder data transfers are just a few of the headline-making issues in the first half of 2019.  It has been anything but quiet for cybersecurity and privacy professionals or organizations...


Impact of Recent GDPR Enforcement on Privacy Due Diligence in M&A

July 25, 2019 | David Krebs

In our last blog article, we discussed the British data protection authority’s (“ICO”) announcement to impose large fines on British Airways and Marriott Hotels for separate large-scale data breaches affecting those businesses. In this article, we will turn our minds...


GDPR Shows its Teeth – UK Pursuing Record Fines for Data Breaches, Emphasizes Accountability

July 11, 2019 | David Krebs

If there was any question as to the willingness of EU data protection authorities to pursue significant monetary penalties for violations of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), this past week has surely put those uncertainties to rest. The...


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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