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

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...

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

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...

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Myron Mallia-Dare quoted in CBA article on the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on the legal industry

CBA/ABC National, "Between fear and hype"

As yesterday’s science fiction quickly becomes today’s reality, society is left struggling with the practical applications of the new tools and possibilities. Given the disruption already witnessed in other sectors, the question that inevitably surfaces is how much tools based...

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Cybersecurity Risks in Medical Devices – Health Canada Adopts Guidance Document

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,...

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

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...

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Eric Charleston is quoted in Law Times article on cybersecurity and cyberattacks

Law Times, "Still much to be determined on insurance coverage after cyberattacks"

Eric Charleston, a senior associate with Miller Thomson LLP in Toronto, says that, despite an organization’s best efforts, human error is inescapable. In a recent article Charleston co-authored, he cited a statistic from the Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and...

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

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...

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

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...

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David Krebs co-presents in webinar entitled “So Your Not-For-Profit Has Been Hacked…Now What?”

Miller Thomson and BDO present a webinar on what to do in the event that your not-for-profit organization is faced with a cyber-incident. This webinar includes: Indications you’ve been hacked – things to look for PIPEDA regulations and understanding your legal...

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

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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