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Exploring Canada’s Top Privacy Challenges – Summary Report of the Canadian Privacy Summit 2016

Éloïse Gratton September 15, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia co-hosted the inaugural Canadian Privacy Summit on April 13–14, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. It brought together many of Canada’s foremost privacy experts from the public and private sectors in a wide-ranging conversation about the nature of privacy […] Read more

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Ashley Madison Security Breach: Lessons Learned and Valuable Recommendations for all Businesses

Éloïse Gratton August 26, 2016 Security Breach

On August 22, 2016, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released an important joint investigation report regarding the Ashley Madison data breach, which exposed the personal information of some 32 million users of the online dating website marketed to people who are married or in committed relationships. As part of its investigation, […] Read more

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FPF Releases Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices

Éloïse Gratton August 18, 2016

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) announced yesterday the release of its Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices, a detailed set of guidelines that responsible companies can follow to ensure they provide practical privacy protections for consumer-generated health and wellness data. I have been following these guidelines very closely over the last few […] Read more

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Keeping records of consent under CASL

Éloïse Gratton August 5, 2016

The CRTC has recently released a Notice for businesses and individuals advising them on how to keep records of consent. The CRTC confirms that under section 13 of CASL, the onus is on the person who alleges they have consent to send a CEM (typically, the person who sends the CEM) to prove that they have proper consent, either implied […] Read more

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Cyber Risk Management: Legal Privilege Strategy – Part 2 of 2

Éloïse Gratton July 29, 2016

An organization’s cyber risk management activities may result in sensitive communications and documents that the organization’s personnel expect will remain confidential. Nevertheless, in many circumstances an organization may be legally obligated to disclose those communications and documents unless the organization is able to assert a legal right – called “legal privilege” – to not make […] Read more

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Cyber Risk Management: Legal Privilege Strategy – Part 1 of 2

Éloïse Gratton July 22, 2016

An organization’s cyber risk management activities may result in sensitive communications and documents that the organization’s personnel expect will remain confidential. Nevertheless, in many circumstances an organization may be legally obligated to disclose those communications and documents unless the organization is able to assert a legal right – called “legal privilege” – to not make […] Read more