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Breach Notification Requirements Examined

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

April 12, 2013

In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, PwC Data Protection & Privacy Practice Manager Ron De Jesus, CIPP/US, CIPP/C, CIPP/EU, CIPP/IT, examines Canada’s lack of federal privacy breach notification regulation. “Individual provinces have tackled breach notification in various forms,” he writes, noting, “The resulting legal landscape for notifying individuals or relevant privacy authorities following breaches of personal information is a patchwork at best.” De Jesus highlights the changes expected as federal and private-sector organizations subject to the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act “will soon be expected, under proposed amendments to the act by Bill C-12, to report ‘material’ breaches to the federal privacy commissioner.”
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