Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

O’ Really, Canada? Data Breach Log Rules Underway

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In June 2015, Canada made significant amendments to its data privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  These amendments to PIPEDA will require businesses to inform the Canadian Privacy Commissioner of certain data breaches, provide notice to affected individuals and maintain a log of any breaches of their cybersecurity safeguards.  Regulations implementing the amendments are being developed and we expect, with a new government in place, to see something soon.

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