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Canadian Government Amends and Strengthens PIPEDA, Adding Breach Notification Requirement and Filling Other Gaps

By on Jul 7, 2015
Posted In Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield, General Interest

Just prior to recessing for the summer, the Canadian government enacted the Digital Privacy Act. It includes a number of targeted amendments to strengthen existing provisions of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), but falls short of providing the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Commissioner) with direct enforcement powers, as some stakeholders—including the...

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