Events / News

Privacy XChange Forum 2016

Éloïse Gratton October 16, 2016

This year’s Privacy XChange Forum event is taking place on October 16-18 and is held at the Boulders Resort & Spa, situated in the foothills of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. I am delighted to present with co-panelists Kate Black, Joëlle Jouret and Francesca Spidalieri on October 17th, on “Where In the World: A Quick and Easy Breakdown of Privacy Standards and Regulations”. From the […] Read more


IAPP-EY Annual Privacy Governance Report 2016

Éloïse Gratton October 11, 2016

IAPP and EY recently published their Annual Privacy Governance Report for 2016 which discusses recent privacy trends. This Report is the result of data provided by 600 privacy professionals across the globe, some of them from Canada. On the regulatory front, the Report notes that businesses are getting ready for the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (entering […] Read more


Privacy Commissioner publishes responses to its consultation on consent and privacy

Éloïse Gratton October 7, 2016

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) posted, earlier this week, the 51 submissions it received in response to its consultation on consent under the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The consultation is looking to identify improvements to the current consent model currently challenged. I have submitted my comments as part of this […] Read more


Cyber Risk Management : Regulatory Guidance from the Canadian Securities Administrators

Éloïse Gratton September 28, 2016

On September 27, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators released an updated cyber security notice to emphasize the need for financial market participants to proactively manage cyber risks and prepare for cybersecurity incidents, and to remind issuers to provide detailed and specific disclosures of material cyber risks in prospectuses and continuous disclosure filings. The notice provides important […] Read more


2015-2016 Annual Report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Privacy Act

Éloïse Gratton September 27, 2016

Today the Privacy Commissioner’s latest Annual Report was tabled, in Parliament. The 2015-16 report describes the work of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) as it relates to both the Privacy Act, which applies to the federal public sector, and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the federal private sector privacy law. The Report discusses the […] Read more


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